Community Health & Outreach

At Norwood Hospital, we reach beyond hospital walls, into the surrounding Norwood communities, to address the most prevalent health- and wellness-related needs of our community members. Guided by a careful analysis of community needs, Norwood Hospital’s Community Health Program aims to help those most vulnerable to make life-changing improvements in health and address social and economic factors that impact overall well-being.

Along with improving the status of our community, our mission is to also provide access to comprehensive, high quality, compassionate and efficient health care services in the community setting. Norwood Hospital’s Community Health Program accomplishes this by:

  • Assessing the unmet health needs our community
  • Participating on local action committees
  • Funding community-based health care initiatives
  • Encouraging the community to engage in healthy lifestyles, be active participants in their health care, and educate themselves of the risks associated with unhealthy behaviors and poor lifestyle choices

In addition, Norwood Hospital aims to provide culturally-sensitive, linguistically-appropriate, accessible health care services to address the cultural needs of the communities we serve.



Read the latest Community Benefits Report

Norwood Hospital is committed to serving the entire community, including the uninsured, underinsured, poor, and disadvantaged and to providing accessible, high quality health care services to all within its culturally diverse community, particularly its host community of Norwood. We are dedicated to maintaining the well-being of its community by providing excellence in health care through preventative health, education, and wellness services, and collaborating with our community to identify and respond to issues by fulfilling the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of the people it serves. Read our 2022 Community Benefits Report.

Read the 2022 Community Benefits Plan

Learn more about Norwood Hospital's 2022 Community Benefits Strategic Implementation Plan, which includes the target populations it wishes to support, specific programs or activities that attend to the needs identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment, and measurable short and long-term goals for each program or activity.

Read the Latest/2021 Population Health Improvement Report

In accordance with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Community Benefits Guidelines, Norwood Hospital completed a 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment. The resulting report, the Norwood Hospital Population Health Improvement Report, details the health conditions and social determinant factors affecting the people living in the cities surrounding Norwood Hospital, as well as the key issues the hospital needs to address in order to develop service quality, improve population health and address cost.