Welcome to the Boston CHNA-CHIP Collaborative!

The Boston CHNA-CHIP Collaborative is an exciting initiative among a number of stakeholders - community organizations, health centers, hospitals and the Boston Public Health Commission - formed to undertake the first city-wide Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for the City of Boston. This innovative Collaborative aims to achieve the benefits of broad partnership around a Boston-based CHNA and CHIP, including deeper engagement of key community and organizational stakeholders; enhanced alignment of defined priorities and strategies; maximal allocation of resources; coordination of implementation strategies for collective impact and a healthier Boston. 

We are thrilled to announce the new 2019 Boston Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) report is complete!

This process was an unprecedented collaborative effort to understand the issues that affect the health of Boston residents. Over 100 groups and organizations representing health care, public health, education, community development, social services, economic development, housing, transportation, the environment, and other sectors were involved in this process.  

The Boston Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) examined existing data and gathered new information to capture the unique needs of Boston’s diverse population.  Data gathering included the engagement of over 2,400 individuals in a community survey conducted in seven languages; 13 focus groups with community residents conducted in four languages; and 45 interviews with organizational and community leaders to understand perceptions of the community’s needs, strengths, and opportunities.

The 2019 Boston Community Health Needs Assessment is below.  The key findings from this report are being used to guide a Community Health Improvement Planning (CHIP) process.  The Collaborative intends to coordinate efforts to address the prioritized needs identified in the 2019 CHNA to create a healthier future for all Bostonians.

This tremendous effort could not have been accomplished without the wide range of collaborative members and residents who provided input and expertise throughout the CHNA process to make it successful.   Congratulations to all who were involved and thanks to everyone who participated!

NEW Community Heath Needs Assessment Report