Investing in Health: How Hospitals and CDCs can Partner to Address Community Needs


March 14, 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm


South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc. (SMOC) Board Room
7 Bishop Street
Framingham, MA 01702


Kristina Kimani, Massachusetts Public Health Association; Andrea Freeman, Massachusetts Public Health Association

Registration for this event is full. Please contact Fehintola Abioye ( with any questions. 

Many of us think of a hospital as simply a place to go for medical care, but hospitals are increasingly becoming important partners in community development with shared goals of improving community health. Recent changes to state regulations and guidelines in Massachusetts have created new expectations and requirements for how hospitals invest in communities to improve health. Come to this workshop to learn about:

  • The MA Attorney General's revised Hospital Community Benefits Guidelines for non-profit hospitals;
  • MA Department of Public Health’s updated Determination of Need/Community Health Initiative regulations and guidance and the opportunities available to build upon these frameworks.
  • Examples of how hospitals are changing to better reflect community needs including case-studies that detail current CDC-hospital partnerships.
  • Ways to learn more about the hospital in your community and tools to engage with hospital staff.

Workshop participants will have time to learn about these current frameworks and opportunities for new partnerships and strategic investments in their communities.

Registration deadline: 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Registration fee: 

$100 Regular, $50 MACDC Member, $25 Student/Americorps/Intern

Type of event: 

MKI Training

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning
Economic Development


Massachusetts Public Health Association