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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.

Since its inception in 2013, the Partnership for Community Health has committed over
$16 million in support of CHCs across the state.

Excellence & Innovation Grants

In 2014, the Partnership for Community Health launched its first round of “Excellence and Innovation” grants awarding $6 million for 14 projects through a competitive, two-year grant round beginning June 2014. The funding supports CHCs’ innovative efforts to transform their operations and patient communications and find new ways to deliver shared services across health centers.

The Partnership is pleased to announce a second round of competitive, two-year “Excellence and Innovation” grants as of October 2015. The funding again totals $6 million in support of 12 new individual and collaborative grant projects that represent 22 community health centers statewide.

Twelve grants will be awarded in 2015:

  • 5 grants leveraging technology for remote care, improved communication, and to better manage chronic conditions
  • 4 grants working to redesign service delivery to improve the patient experience and to provide higher quality, timely access to care
  • 3 grants using health data to support patient engagement and to provide support for complex, social and resource needs

See a full list of 2015 Excellence & Innovation grantees

See a full list of 2014 Excellence & Innovation grantees

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
  • Significant gains in managing chronic conditions and population health

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

Learn more about the Partnership for Community Health