Lahey Clinic Community Needs Assessment and Engagement Project

Dates: 2009

State: Massachusetts

Client(s): Lahey Clinic Medical Center

Service: Health Care & Public Health Planning

Technical Expertise: State and Local Public Health


Since it inception in 1923 the Lahey Clinic Medical Center (LCMC) has been an active community partner and has been committed to working with the communities it serves to identify and address unmet health and social needs. LCMC in Burlington, Massachusetts hired JSI to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Engagement Project that 1) assessed the health and social service needs and priorities of the major cities and towns in LCMC's service area, 2) reviewed the effectiveness and impact of LCMC's current community health programs, and 3) assisted LCMC to develop a community health strategy to guide their community health investments over the next 3-5 years.