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NHP Community Benefits Programs

Delivering high-quality care to all members every day

Everyone deserves equitable, affordable and accessible care, no matter where they are in their lives or which zip code they live in. That’s why NHP is dedicated to supporting those in need through its Community Benefits Program.

Our commitment to diversity is not only embedded in our mission and core values, but also in our workforce, internal culture, and investments. NHP’s employees truly represent the communities we serve. In this respect, 45 percent of our workforce and 65 percent of our members come from racial, ethnic or other diverse backgrounds.

NHP collaborates with local foundations, the Commonwealth, community based organizations, and community health centers to develop and support programs that address health care disparities. Current and past programs include breast cancer screenings for Black and African-American women, diabetes and high blood pressure management in greater Boston communities, and our award-winning asthma treatment program.

NHP’s Community Benefits Program is central to our corporate mission and is integrated into our overall strategic planning and resource allocation.

Spotlight Programs

Red Sox Foundation Reviving Baseball in InnerCities (RBI)

NHP is the first health plan to sponsor the Foundation’s Reviving Baseball in InnerCities (RBI) Program, which uses team sports to reduce youth violence, inspire academic success, promote healthy choices and develop useful life skills. The Foundation’s RBI Program and its companion Rookie League annually reach a 79 percent diverse population of 2,000 children and teens between the ages of 5 and 18 in 13 neighborhoods in Boston. Learn about the RBI program .

The Partnership for Community Health

The Partnership for Community Health is an initiative of NHP, Partners HealthCare, and the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers to support the state’s community health centers in their continued efforts to reduce barriers to access, promote health equity, and organize care for patients in their communities. Since its inception in 2013, the Partnership for Community Health has committed over $16 million in support of community health centers across the state.

Domestic violence awareness & prevention

The NHP domestic violence program began in 2006 in response to the growing need for a healthcare-based, system-wide response to domestic violence.

New and greater evidence supports the idea that addressing domestic violence in a healthcare setting has tremendous potential to positively impact the survivor’s care, identification, assistance, and the prevention (or intervention) of future incidents.