The Collaborative is currently undertaking a Community Health Needs Assessment, which commenced in October, 2021. The process will result in a new Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan for the City of Boston in 2022. Given the comprehensive CHIP developed by the Collaborative in 2019, this CHNA will focus on three areas:
- Achieving Racial and Ethnic Health Equity. We will be explicit in our overarching goal of achieving racial and ethnic health equity and addressing structural racism.
- Understanding COVID-19 Impacts. We will work to understand the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on specific populations.
- Building on Community Health Improvement Plan Priorities. We will build on current Priority Areas: Housing, Economic Mobility and Financial Stability, Access to Care and Services, and Behavioral Health.