CHA in the Community

Community Health is a Major Focus of Our Work

CHA provides a broad array of community health programs targeting populations at risk for health care disparities. These groups include those who are low-income, immigrants, or of cultural or linguistic minorities, and those marginalized because of homelessness or behavioral health disorders. Community Health Improvement staff work to educate these groups about available services, reduce barriers to accessing care, create links to appropriate health care services and provide culturally appropriate, accessible, and engaging education about preventive care and healthy lifestyles.

  • Volunteer Health Advisor (VHA) Program

    VHA's at Mobile Farmer's Market

    The VHA Program is a volunteer-driven, multicultural education and outreach program dedicated to improving the health of under served communities. VHAs are trained by public health and medical professionals on health topics and screenings that are relevant to the communities Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) serves.

  • Some of our Health Education Programs

    Patient & Family Advisory Council. Join other volunteer patients, family members and CHA staff members. We meet monthly at Cambridge Hospital. Become a member.

    Maternity Tours. Click here for information about tours for expecting moms and their families.

    Breastfeeding Support. Call 617-665-1660 for more.

    Nutrition Counseling. For people who want to lose or maintain weight, or modify eating for other health reasons. Counseling provided by registered dietitians. Learn more.

    Tobacco Cessation. For information about tobacco use and options on how to quit, call 617-591-6922.


    CHA Community Events

    To help keep track of what our community is doing to keep you healthier, check out some upcoming events below. To view all our events, click here for our event calendar.

  • Board Special Committee

    December 17, 2018
    7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

        Public Notice   A Special Committee of the Cambridge Health Alliance Board of Trustees will be meeting on Monday, December 17, 2018 on the Cambridge Hospital Cam...

  • Health & Human Rights Seminar - Justice, Forgiveness, and Child Soldiers

    December 17, 2018
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    The next session of the CHA Global Health and Human Rights seminar is on December 17, from 12 - 1 p.m., in room 4-B-11 at the CHA Central Street Health Center. Martha Minow will di...

  • Board of Trustees

    December 18, 2018
    7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

        Public Notice   The Board of Trustees of the Cambridge Health Alliance will be meeting on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 on the Cambridge Hospital Campus, 1493 Cambr...

  • Board Special Committee

    December 18, 2018
    9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

        Public Notice   A Special Committee of the Cambridge Health Alliance Board of Trustees will be meeting on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 on the Cambridge Hospital Ca...