Massachusetts General Hospital to Participate in Initiative to Reduce Health Disparities, Inequities

As part of the “Moving Massachusetts Upstream” (MassUP) initiative, Council member Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is receiving $650,000 to address disparities in healthcare.

MassUP, run through the state’s Health Policy Commission and the Department of Public Health, awards grants to institutions in order to support grassroots efforts in health equity. MGH will use the funds specifically to research social determinants of health, such as economic stability and mobility, and the disparities in them among certain populations. In Chelsea and Revere, MA, MGH will coordinate new job training programs, provide capital to women- and minority-owned businesses, and more.

“We are proud to work with our longtime partners in Chelsea and Revere on a key social determinant of health,” said Peter L. Slavin, MD, president of MGH. “Recent events are a reminder that we need innovative solutions—like this program—to address economic stability and mobility, which are key to achieving racial and ethnic equity.”

The Council congratulates MGH on its work in providing both excellent medical care and advocating for greater health equity. Read more from MassLive.

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