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Community Benefits & Health Needs

Our Commitment to a Healthier Community

At Mount Auburn Hospital, we’re committed to improving the health and well-being of residents throughout within our Community Benefits Service Area (CBSA). Through our Community Benefits Department, we work in collaboration with the area's residents and key community health stakeholders to address the identified community health needs and priorities identified by this assessment.

Mount Auburn Hospital’s Community Benefits Service Area includes: Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville, Waltham, and Watertown.

Led by the Community Benefits Advisory Committee (CBAC), we aim to address the most pressing health needs in each community by conducting the 2025 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Learn more about the CHNA process and how you can help guide our community health strategy for the next three years.

Community Health Needs Assessment Guiding Principles

  • Equity: Work toward the systemic, fair and just treatment of all people; engage cohorts most impacted by COVID-19
  • Collaboration: Leverage resources to achieve greater impact by working with community residents and organizations
  • Engagement: Intentionally reach out to and interact with often overlooked populations, including, but not limited to, people impacted by trauma, people with disabilities, communities most impacted by inequities, and others
  • Capacity Building: Build community cohesion and capacity by co-leading Community Listening sessions and training residents on facilitation
  • Intentionality: Be deliberate in our engagement and our request and use of data and information; be purposeful and work collaboratively to identify and leverage resources for maximum benefit

Priority Areas

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Priority Cohorts

  • Youth
  • Older adults
  • Low resourced populations
  • Racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse populations

Community Health Grants

To address these priority needs, Mount Auburn Hospital awards grants to community organizations that work to address unmet health needs for their priority cohorts. Learn more about our community health grants.

Resource Guide

The Community Resource Guide was developed to highlight health and social service resources available to the community. As a disclaimer, the listings within this guide are designed as informational and are not to be interpreted as recommendations or endorsements.

Financial Resources

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Community Health Needs Assessment Reports & Implementation Strategies

To learn more about the CHNA findings, visit the BILH Community Commitment page.

To learn more about how Mount Auburn Hospital is working with our communities to address the leading health issues, view our Community Benefits Reports:

Healthy Aging Resources

  • How To Promote Brain Health: In this video, Dr. Kady Goldlist discusses the normal cognitive changes to expect with age and how to optimize brain function.

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Contact Us

Mount Auburn Hospital welcomes any comments you may have on our most recently conducted CHNA and implementation strategy. Please submit your comments by email or mail them to Mary DeCourcey, Mount Auburn Hospital, 330 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Visit Beth Israel Lahey Health’s website to learn more about how we are improving health equity across the communities we serve.

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About Mount Auburn Hospital

Mount Auburn Hospital offers personable, convenient and compassionate healthcare services.