Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s Community Health and Wellness Department has long been committed to the community, working to improve access to healthcare and address social determinates of health issues. A key aspect to the success of this work is developing and maintaining active, collaborative relationships with the community. Our Community Engagement Committee (formerly the Oversight Committee for Community Health and Wellness) is intended to do just that.
The Community Engagement Committee provides an opportunity for community input and feedback, as well as for members to offer their unique perspectives on community needs, resources and connections to implement the Community Benefits Mission and Plan in the most efficient and effective manner.
Director of BWFH’s Community Health and Wellness Department Tracy Sylven says, “The goal of the Community Engagement Committee, which includes representatives from a wide range of local organizations and community residents, is to get input and recommendations on how we can better serve our community. The group is also a great way to promote active communication and sharing and develop collaborative initiatives.”
Sylven says it’s important for BWFH to play a role in making community connections and fostering relationships in the community. “In addition to bringing us all together, the members of our group represent our diverse community and can offer a unique perspective on what those community members’ needs are and how best to meet them,” she says.
The group plans to meet three times per year at BWFH with additional work being done by subcommittees meeting more often.
To learn more about Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s Community Health and Wellness Department, read the special edition of Pulse devoted to their work.
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