Improving population health across the Commonwealth.

Public Health & Wellness


As stewards of the public health and one of the state’s largest employer groups, hospitals and health care organizations are well positioned to address the various needs of patients, employees, communities and all residents of the commonwealth. Through the top-notch care they provide, as well as their community benefit programs and worksite wellness initiatives, hospitals and healthcare organizations are tackling many important public health issues including the rising obesity epidemic, health disparities, and chronic disease management.

Antibiotic Resistance


The overuse and misuse of antibiotics is causing bacteria to adapt and change in a way that reduces the effectiveness of drugs, chemicals or other agents designed to cure or prevent infections.

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Infectious Disease

 

From influenza to Ebola to Zika, infectious diseases are creating new challenges for hospitals and healthcare organizations to provide state-of-the-art care that effectively treats patients while minimizing the risk to their families and the staff who treat them.

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Substance Use Disorder


Under the leadership of its board of trustees, The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association has created a Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment Task Force to develop provider focused strategies to help address the high incidence of opioid misuse that affects our communities.

Click here for detailed information on MHA’s Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment Task Force (SUDPTTF). It is located on the association’s quality and patient safety website, PatientCareLink.

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Emergency Preparedness


Healthcare organizations face emergencies as widely varied as mass casualty incidents to infectious disease threats. The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association offers members the latest information on those threats with guidance from a wide range of state, federal and clinical resources.

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Tobacco-Free Hospitals


Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the US, and hospitals are in a unique position to serve as role models on this vital public health issue. The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association is proud to take a leadership role in an effort to ensure hospitals and healthcare organizations go tobacco free, even declining to hire tobacco users.


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Population Health


As stewards of the public health and one of the state’s largest employer groups, hospitals are well positioned to address the various health needs of their patients, employees, communities and all residents of the commonwealth. Through the top notch care they provide, as well as their community benefit programs and worksite wellness initiatives, hospitals are tackling many important public health issues including the rising obesity epidemic, health disparities, and chronic disease management.

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