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Community Health Needs Assessment Reporting

  • The following documents provide an overview of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Community Benefits activities and fulfills the Institute’s Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation requirements under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(r)(3)(A)(iii) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The findings of the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) have validated Dana-Farber's past and current Community Benefits activities, while identifying opportunities for future initiatives and continued community engagement.

    As an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, Dana-Farber is uniquely qualified to demonstrate measurable outcomes in reducing the burden of cancer in the City of Boston by continuing its comprehensive portfolio of community benefits activities and marshaling the collective efforts of local cancer coalitions and partners who share our mission. The substantial burden of cancer in our surrounding communities as identified in the CHNA highlights the imperative for us to leverage our position as a national leader in cancer care and continue our substantive commitment to reducing cancer incidence and mortality in the City of Boston.

    Dana-Farber’s CHNA documents are available for public review and comment through the links below. For more information, please contact Magnolia Contreras, Director of Community Benefits at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, at magnolia_contreras@dfci.harvard.edu or 617-632-3462.

    2016-2019 Community Health Needs Assessment

    CHNA Report
    CHNA Implementation Plan

    2012-2015 Community Health Needs Assessment

    CHNA Executive Summary
    CHNA Implementation Plan

    Massachusetts Attorney General Community Benefits Reports

    Community Benefits 2016 Report
    Community Benefits 2015 Report