Community Health & Outreach
Making a difference in our communities, neighborhood by neighborhood.
At Saint Anne's Hospital, we reach beyond hospital walls, into the surrounding greater Fall River communities, to address the most prevalent health- and wellness-related needs of our community members. Guided by a careful analysis of community needs, Saint Anne's Hospital's Community Health Program aims to help those most vulnerable to make life-changing improvements in health and address social and economic factors that impact overall well-being.
Along with improving the status of our community, our mission is to also provide access to comprehensive, high quality, compassionate and efficient health care services in the community setting. Saint Anne's Community Health Program accomplishes this by:
- Assessing the unmet health needs of our community
- Participating on local action committees
- Funding community-based health care initiatives
- Encouraging the community to engage in healthy lifestyles, be active participants in their health care, and educate themselves of the risks associated with unhealthy behaviors and poor lifestyle choices
In addition, Saint Anne's Hospital aims to provide culturally-sensitive, linguistically-appropriate, accessible health care services to address the cultural needs of the communities we serve.
Read the latest Community Benefit Report
Saint Anne's Hospital is committed to serving the physical and spiritual needs of our community by delivering the highest quality care with compassion and respect.
Read the latest Community Benefit Plan
Learn more about Saint Anne's Hospital's Community Benefits Plan, which includes the target populations it wishes to support, specific programs or activities that attend to the needs identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment, and measurable short- and long-term goals for each program or activity.
Read the latest Population Health Improvement Report
In accordance with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Community Benefits Guidelines, Saint Anne's Hospital completed a community health needs assessment in 2012 to 2013. In 2016, Saint Anne's Hospital updated the Community Needs Assessment. The resulting report, the Saint Anne's Hospital Population Health Improvement Report, details the health conditions and social determinant factors affecting the people living in the cities surrounding Saint Anne's Hospital, as well as the key issues the hospital needs to address in order to develop service quality, improve population health, and address cost.