Community Health & Outreach
Making a diiference in our communities, neighborhood by neighborhood.
At Nashoba Valley Medical Center, we reach beyond hospital walls, into the surrounding Ayer communities, to address the most prevalent health- and wellness-related needs of our community members. Guided by a careful analysis of community needs, Nashoba Valley Medical Center's Community Health Program aims to help those most vulnerable to make life-changing improvements in health and address social and economic factors that impact overall well-being.
Along with improving the status of our community, our mission is to also provide access to comprehensive, high quality, compassionate and efficient health care services in the community setting. Nashoba Valley Medical Center's Community Health Program accomplishes this by:
- Assessing the unmet health needs of our community
- Participating on local action committees
- Funding community-based health care initiatives
- Encouraging the community to engage in healthy lifestyles, be active participants in their health care, and educate themselves of the risks associated with unhealthy behaviors and poor lifestyle choices
In addition, Nashoba Valley Medical Center aims to provide culturally-sensitive, linguistically-appropriate, accessible health care services to address the cultural needs of the communities we serve.
Read the latest Community Benefit Report
The hospital fosters an internal environment that encourages involvement in community benefit activities and includes in its mission and goals the development of organization-wide cultural diversity programming addressing the cultural needs of our community.
Read the latest Community Benefit Plan
Learn more about Nashoba Valley Medical Center's Community Benefits Plan, which includes the target populations it wishes to support, specific programs or activities that attend to the needs identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment, and measurable short- and long-term goals for each program or activity.
Read the latest Population Health Improvement Report
In accordance with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Community Benefits Guidelines, Nashoba Valley Medical Center completed a community health needs assessment in 2016. The resulting report, the Nashoba Valley Medical Center Population Health Improvement Report, details the health conditions and social determinant factors affecting the people living in the cities surrounding Nashoba Valley Medical Center, as well as the key issues the hospital needs to address in order to develop service quality, improve population health, and address cost.