Target Populations


The primary areas of focus and the target populations for the 2014 - 2016 Community Benefits Plan are detailed below:

Primary Priorities

  • •   Residents managing behavioral health issues and substance use. 
  • •   Community members at risk for developing cancer or being treated for cancer, with a focus on lung, colorectal, oral, head and neck, breast and skin cancers.
  • •   Residents at risk for developing cardiovascular disease. 
  • •   Men, women, and children with weight management issues, with specific focus on obesity prevention.
  • •   Community members at risk for developing diabetes or with diabetes management issues.
  • •   Residents needing access to healthcare. 
  • •   Vulnerable populations needing services; such as families with children/adolescents at risk, elders, the disabled, and those with behavioral health issues.
  • •   Recruitment, education and training of nurses, physicians, other practitioners and communnity volunteers needed to care for those populations, as well as appropriate research to enhance access to health care and improve health services.


Secondary Priorities

  • Residents impacted by tuberculosis and other infectious diseases.
  • Men, women and children at risk for developing bone and joint injuries or disease, with a focus on injury prevention for all ages.
  • Residents impacted by respiratory health issues.
  • Residents impacted by sexual assault/domestic violence.
  • The community at-large to be prepared for disasters and emergencies.

News & Events

Laurence Brinckerhoff, M.D., chief of thoracic surgery at Tufts Medical Center, has joined the...

 

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Wednesday, August 9
 
 
North Suburban (Malden)
WIC Program
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