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Transforming Community Health

The Partnership for Community Health is an initiative of Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP), Partners HealthCare, and the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers to support the state’s community health centers (CHCs) in their continued efforts to reduce barriers to access, promote health equity, and organize care for patients in their communities.

The initiative will provide up to $90 million in grants over 15 years. All League members are eligible for the Partnership for Community Health grants.

Partnership for Community Health 2013 Grant Results

The Partnership is proud to present the results of our successful 2013 grant round. A total of $4.225 million in funding was awarded to all 49 organizational members of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. Read the full report to learn how the grants supported progress by community health centers in four key areas: IT reporting capacity; meaningful use implementation; coding training; and training and capacity building.

Outcomes from the 2013 grant round include:

  • Increased capacity to align quality goals with national health reform initiatives and incentives;
  • Enhanced preventive care in areas like women’s health; and
  • Significant gains in managing chronic conditions and population health.

Partnership for Community Health 2013 Report on Grant Funding [book view] [print-ready PDF]

Excellence & Innovation Grants

In 2014, the Partnership is awarding $6 million for a competitive, two-year grant round beginning June 2014, called “Excellence and Innovation.” The funding will support CHCs’ innovative efforts to transform their operations and patient communications and find new ways to deliver shared services across health centers.

See a full list of Excellence & Innovation grantees

Learn more about the Partnership for Community Health