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Partners HealthCare 2017 Annual Report

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The social determinants of health – factors that impact how we live, work, and age – can play a signifi cant role in people's well-being. Community Health Workers (CHWs) have proven to help patients effectively address these social determinants. A newly launched Partners HealthCare program provides CHWs with the tools they need to support the most vulnerable patients in overcoming the factors that often diminish their access to quality health care. Spearheaded by Eric Weil, MD, Chief Medical Offi cer for Primary Care, Center for Population Health, the Community Health Worker Collaborative aims to increase the potential of CHWs to Overcoming Barriers to Community Health COMMUNIT Y JOINING TOGETHER | 16

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