Community Benefits
(Health and Wellness)

at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Community Health and Wellness Programs

Breast Health Care Access Program

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women and is the most common cancer among American women after skin cancer. Today, about one in eight women or 12 percent will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2012, about 226,870 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and about 39,510 will die from breast cancer.

Free mammograms and follow-up breast care for thousands of women since 1993.

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH)'s Breast Health Care Access Program is for uninsured or underinsured women over the age of 40. Qualified patients accepted into the program will receive all screening treatment and follow-up care at no cost.

Program partners include:

  • Anesthesia Associates of Massachusetts
  • Brigham and Women's Department of Pathology
  • Brigham and Women's Department of Radiology
  • Faulkner Breast Center
  • Sagoff Breast Imaging and Diagnostic Center

For more information or to see if you qualify, please please contact BWFH's Community Health and Wellness Department at 617-983-7451.

Healthy Conversations

This speakers' program brings the latest health care information into your business or organization. Healthy Conversations is a presentation followed by a discussion period in which BWFH's trained professionals will address the medical concerns specific to your group. Topics include: Ask Your Pharmacist, Beyond BreastSelf-Exam, Heart Disease, Choosing a Nursing Home, Nutrition and Weight Loss, Arthritis and How to Cope, Prostate Cancer and many more.

For more information, please call BWFH's Community Health and Wellness Department at 617-983-7819.

Moving for Better Balance

An inactive lifestyle can cause older adults to lose ground in four areas that are important to staying healthy and independent: strength, balance, flexibility and endurance.

Moving for Better Balance is a free program for seniors to explore various modalities of exercise, balance, flexibility and relaxation.  Click here to view information for the current session.

Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, please call BWFH's Community Health and Wellness Department at 617-983-7819.

Walking Maps

image of walking maps

To encourage members of our community to consider walking instead of driving, when possible, BWFH's Community Health and Wellness Department has created easy-to-follow walking maps depicting routes and distances to various locations in Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and West Roxbury. These printable maps are available in English (first page of each PDF) and Spanish (second page of each PDF).


Offering comprehensive medical, surgical and psychiatric care as well as complete emergency, ambulatory and diagnostic services to residents of southwest Boston and the surrounding suburbs.