Community Programs

As part of our commitment to the health of the communities we serve, Emerson Hospital offers an array of programs and resources to help residents of all ages get and stay healthy.

For your convenience, these offerings are available on the Emerson campus as well as in locations throughout the region. Take a closer look:

Support Programs

Take advantage of an extensive roster of support services and groups designed to augment the medical care Emerson provides. Services range from physical therapy and home care, to support groups for patients and families with specific health conditions.

Local Resources

Visit to find local resources for a wide variety of needs — including food, housing, mental health, childcare, senior care, transportation, and more.

Community Events

Emerson Hospital hosts and provides support for a wide range of public events, including lectures, community health fairs, educational programs and more — many low-cost or free and all locally accessible.

Digital Wellness Program

In partnership with Turning Life On, a local grassroots movement, Emerson has created a digital wellness program to help raise awareness of the many impacts that electronic devices have on youth today. We also seek to provide research-backed advice that empowers families to make healthy choices about digital media use.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey

This Emerson-sponsored biennial survey of public school students provides insight on timely topics, and helps health coordinators and school administrators set school health and health promotion goals.

Community Needs Assessment

Emerson Hospital has undertaken a Community Health Needs Assessment to better understand and address the health needs of the Emerson Hospital community.

Community Health Benefits Advisory Group

The Emerson Hospital Community Benefits Advisory Group is an advisory committee to the board of directors. It assists the board in overseeing the organization’s responsibilities to the communities it serves.

Community Benefit Report

The Emerson Hospital Community Benefit Program builds on the hospital’s history of commitment to the community and the core values of providing care to all regardless of ability to pay. The implementation of the program is the responsibility of our community benefits and events coordinator, under the supervision of the senior vice president for planning and chief strategy officer. Individual departments and clinical areas within the hospital provide detailed information on programs and activities that comply with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office Community Benefits Guidelines.

Area Transportation Programs

Many of the communities in our service area provide free or low-cost transportation opportunities for residents.

Announcing the Emerson Health 2023 Community Benefit Grant Recipients

Financial grants were recently awarded to 16 local nonprofit organizations to improve community health through Emerson Health's fourth annual Community Benefit Grant Program.

Find Help: New Resource to Find Local Help, Fast

We are pleased to launch Find Help, a website where you can find local resources for a wide variety of needs — including food, housing, mental health, childcare, senior care, transportation, and more.

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