Evidence-based programs serving our communities' needs.
As part of our Community Health Program, Saint Anne's Hospital is committed to offering the following programs on a regular basis to residents living in the surrounding Greater Fall River communities :
- Health education seminars and programs
- Free health screenings
- Cancer screenings
- Support groups
- Community outreach
- Children's Advocacy Center of Bristol County
- SSTAR Family Health Care Center
- Bristol Elder Services
- Coastline Elders
- Diabetes Association/People Incorporated
- Faith Communities in Southeastern, MA
- Fall River Food Pantry
- Fall River Public Schools
- Fall River Public Housing
- Healthfirst Community Center
- Marie's Place
- Southcoast Justice Center of Southeastern, MA
- Standard Pharmacy
Learn more about our specific community health programs and services:
Youth Trauma Program
The Youth Trauma Program is one of two programs in Bristol County providing specialized evidence-based services for child victims. We are the only program in the region to provide extended forensic interviews and sexual abuse/trauma evaluations. Also, the program runs the only support group for parents with children who have been sexually abused. The program offers interpreter services for non-English speaking parents and our staff is specially trained to meet the complex needs of children with a history of trauma.
Health Insurance Enrollment and Outreach Program
This program strives to improve access to health care for the working poor, including the elderly, individuals with language barriers and individuals without transportation. Our bi-lingual health promotion advocate assists the uninsured and underinsured to enroll in available insurance products by providing direct help with filling out the many required applications. Also, when appropriate, assistance in scheduling, coordinating interpreter services, and providing referrals or transportation to health care providers and services is offered.
To assist our providers in caring for low-income individuals and families and helping to keep them healthy and safe, we have established a Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) with South Coastal Counties Legal Services, LLC. MLPs integrate attorneys as a vital component of the health care team. Through direct legal assistance, institutional and systemic policy change, MLPs address the non-medical determinants of health, including food and energy security, housing conditions, education, and personal safety.