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Community Benefits & Health Needs

Our commitment to a healthier community

Our Commitment to a Healthier Community

At Anna Jaques Hospital (AJH), we’re committed to improving the health and well-being of residents within our Community Benefits Service Area (CBSA). Through our Community Benefits Department, we work in collaboration with the area's residents and key community health stakeholders to address the health needs and priorities identified by this assessment.

Anna Jaques’ Hospital Community Benefits Service Area includes Amesbury, Haverhill, Merrimac, Newburyport and Salisbury.

Led by the Community Benefits Advisory Committee (CBAC), we strive to address the most pressing health needs in each community based on the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment.

Community Health Needs Assessment Guiding Principles

  • Equity: Work toward the systemic, fair and just treatment of all people; engage cohorts most impacted by COVID-19
  • Collaboration: Leverage resources to achieve greater impact by working with community residents and organizations
  • Engagement: Intentionally reach out to, and interact with, hardly reached populations including, but not limited to, people impacted by trauma, people with disabilities, communities most impacted by inequities, and others
  • Capacity Building: Build community cohesion and capacity by co-leading Community Listening sessions and training residents on facilitation
  • Intentionality: Be deliberate in our engagement and our request and use of data and information; be purposeful and work collaboratively to identify and leverage resources for maximum benefit

Priority Areas

Health Equity Graphic

Our health equity priority areas include: equitable access to care, social determinants of health, mental health and substance use, and complex and chronic conditions.

Priority Cohorts

Communities and groups we prioritize:

  • Youth
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Older adults
  • Racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse populations
  • Low resource populations

Community Health Grants

To address these priority needs, AJH awards grants to community organizations that work to address unmet health needs for their priority cohorts. For more information or to receive a grant application, contact Janel D'Agata-Lynch, Manager for Community Benefits and Community Relations.

Resource Guide

The Community Resource Guide was developed to highlight health and social service resources available to the community. As a disclaimer, the listings within this guide are designed as informational and are not to be interpreted as recommendations or endorsements.

Financial Resources

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Community Health Needs Assessment Reports and Implementation Strategies

To learn more about the CHNA findings, visit the BILH Community Commitment page.

To learn more about how Anna Jaques Hospital is working with our communities to address leading health issues, visit our Community Benefits Reports:

Contact Us

Anna Jaques Hospital welcomes any comments you may have on our most recently conducted CHNA and implementation strategy. Please submit your comments by email or mail them to:

Janel D'Agata-Lynch
Anna Jaques Hospital
25 Highland Avenue
Newburyport, MA 01950

Anna Jaques Hospital is an active neighbor in the communities we serve. For questions on our community benefits programs or community relations activities, please contact Janel D'Agata-Lynch.

About Anna Jaques Hospital

Our team at Anna Jaques Hospital is committed to providing each of our patients with compassionate, high-quality care.