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Community Impact

The success of our network is measured by the health of the communities we serve. That’s why we believe that our role extends beyond the traditional boundaries of health care to include ensuring the wellness of individuals and their families, meeting critical social needs, and contributing to the overall health of the regional economy.

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Reducing the Personal Impact of Substance Use Disorders

As society aims to reduce the personal and economic impact of substance use disorders (SUDs), Partners HealthCare is building resources to provide the...
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A System-Wide Strategy on Opioid Prescriptions

Ever since new Massachusetts legislation on the opioid crisis passed in 2016, Partners HealthCare’s multidisciplinary Opioid Steering Committee has su...
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Building Community to Fight the Opioid Crisis

Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH) has partnered with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office to launch the Charles River Regional Opioid Task Force, a ...
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Calculating the Economic Toll of Substance Use Disorders

The human toll of the opioid crisis is easily seen every day across many Partners HealthCare institutions. But the crisis’ impact can also be felt on ...
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#GetWaivered Program Expands Options in the ED

Prescription medications are standard treatment for patients who present high blood pressure in the emergency department (ED). However, when a patient...
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Treating and Training for Post-Traumatic Bleeding

As serious accidents or attacks demonstrate, bleeding is the most common cause of preventable death from traumatic injury. Following the 2013 Boston M...
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Expanding Care in the Granite State

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (WDH) is expanding the depth and variety of local health services available to patients in New Hampshire’s Seacoast region...
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Better Care for an Island Community

Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH) recently opened the doors to a new state-of-the-art facility that sets a high standard for patient care on the island...
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Partners 2.0: Innovation-Led Improvements to Patient Experience

As Partners 2.0 increases efficiency and improves the patient and provider experi­ence across the system, more innovations continue to be put into pra...
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Workforce Development Program a Win-Win for Community, Patient Care

When Jamaica native Altrecia Henry was looking for a career to support her growing family after moving to the U.S., the Partners in Career and Workfor...
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Environmental Stewardship on the Island and Beyond

At Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (MVH), a commitment to caring for the community extends to the island’s ecosystem. That’s why MVH supports environmental...
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A Commitment to Decarbonize for the Climate

Recognizing the pressing threat posed by climate change to both human health and the health care system, Partners HealthCare joined Harvard Medical Sc...
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Nurses Answer the Call on Climate Change

A new, nurse-led MGH Institute of Health Professions initiative tackles the effects of climate change – which the United Nations (UN) calls a dire thr...
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Students Teaching Students: A Charlestown Partnership

A newly formalized partnership between MGH Institute of Health Professions and neighboring Harvard-Kent Elementary School in Charlestown, Mass., is br...
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