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Participate in a Local Community Health Program in MA or RI

At Southcoast Health, our community benefits team is dedicated to improving the well­being of our community. We offer several community programs in Fall River, New Bedford, Wareham, MA and surrounding areas. Whether you are an employee or a local resident, there is a way for you to participate.

Wellness Van

To promote wellness and prevention, our Southcoast Wellness Van partners with community organizations throughout the region to deliver free health services, such as screenings, education, immunizations and more.

View our events calendar to find a time to visit our van at a location near you. If you would like the van to come to your business, church, charity, school or community event, please contact Susan Oliveira at (508)­ 973-­7131 or oliveiras@southcoast.org.

RAPPP

The RAPPP Program (Responsible Attitudes toward Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention) is a pregnancy prevention program for adolescents. It is designed to be used with the health or science department curriculum in local junior high and high schools. This program has reached thousands of teens and parents, and all materials, models, staff support and training are free of charge to participating schools.

Our community benefits team provides a range of other screenings, education and services to support your health, from diabetes education to cancer outreach and free screenings. We also offer walks and other events to promote wellness.

Community Health Needs Assessment

Southcoast Health continually strives to understand the health needs of the communities we serve and to offer services aligned with these needs. Every several years, Southcoast conducts a community health needs assessment, sharing the results with our community partners and the public online.

This report presents an integrated summary of the major findings, including a broad­based demographic scan, in­depth interviews with key informants and focus groups with residents living in communities served by Southcoast. It also includes detailed findings from the primary qualitative research.

Community Health Needs Assessment 2016

Community Benefits Reporting

If you are Southcoast employee, you can report on activity that supports the Committee Benefits goals, which include initiatives like reducing youth risk behaviors, expanding screenings and education, and improving access to health care. Fill out our form today.

Southcoast Health offers community outreach programs in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.