CHNA-CHIP Collaborative Structure

Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) serves as the central coordinating entity for the CHNA-CHIP Collaborative. BPHC provides logistical and organizational support, including but not limited to:

  • Administrative support (staffing and coordinating priority area work group and steering committee meetings)
  • Data support & resources
  • Strategic coordination and action planning
  • Communications (facilitating communications across work groups and to the broader CHNA-CHIP Collaborative network)
  • Access to evidence-based policies and programs
  • Connecting and aligning partner organizations

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is comprised of representatives from local nonprofit teaching hospitals, public health, community development corporations, community health centers, and community representatives. The Steering Committee is essential to:

  • Sets the strategic direction and vision for the CHNA-CHIP Collaborative.
  • Serves as the decision-making body for key elements of the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation processes.
  • Sets broad priorities for the CHNA-CHIP Collaborative.
Mary Ellen McIntyre (co-chair) Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
Magnolia Contreras (co-chair) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Leslie Aldrich Massachusetts General Hospital
Adrianna Boulin Fenway Health
Emilio Dorcely Urban Edge
Sherry Dong Tufts Medical Center
Louis Elisa Black Boston COVID-19 Coalition
Catherine Fine Boston Public Health Commission
Hollis Graham East Boston Neighborhood Community Health Center
Ricky Guerra Community Resident
Thea James, MD Boston Medical Center
Nancy Kasen Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Michelle Keenan Brigham and Women’s
Amanda Mastrangelo Harbor Health Services
Vivien Morris Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition
Shari Nethersole, MD Boston Children’s Hospital
Tavinder Phull Mass Eye & Ear
Leslie Reid Madison Park Development Corporation
Tracy Mangini Sylven Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital

Operating Structure of the Collaborative

Community Health Improvement Plan Priority Area Work Groups

CHIP Priority Area work groups bring together community partners from across sectors working to contribute to the health and well-being of residents of Boston. Work groups meet around the priority areas identified through the Community Health Needs Assessment.

Work group participation may involve:

  • Reviewing data from the CHNA and other data sources to ensure that the CHIP is responsive to emerging health needs.
  • Participating as subject-matter experts in work groups to develop and implement goals, objectives, and strategies for each priority area action plan.
  • Sharing resources and best practices and aligning organizations’ initiatives with the Community Health Improvement Plan.
  • Creating collective benchmarks and long-term measures of success for objectives and strategies in the Community Health Improvement Plan.