Health Equity

Care Without Barriers.

Massachusetts hospitals and health systems work each day to advance care that is accessible and equitable to all people. MHA supports members as they strive to eliminate disparities and provide all community members with the highest level of healthcare.

  • A Historic Commitment: the Medicaid Waiver

    Massachusetts hospitals are in the midst of a nation-leading commitment to make healthcare more equitable. Through a historic 1115 Medicaid Waiver, they have come together with the state to embed health equity efforts at the point of care, make services more accessible for patients, and reduce persistent disparities.

  • Hospital Community Benefits

    Community benefits — the health-related programs that hospitals provide outside their walls — are a key component of MHA members’ health equity efforts.

    Learn more about the impact of these programs and see what your local hospital is doing.

Additional Areas of Focus