Health Initiatives

Baystate Health works to address the health and social needs of the communities we serve.


413Cares is a free, online community resource database that connects people in our region to the services they need. You can find free and reduced-cost services and programs related to:

  • Housing
  • Food and nutrition
  • Early education
  • Behavioral health and recovery
  • Digital Resources
  • Mentoring
  • And more

413Cares is easy to use and can used anonymously.

413Cares is made possible through Baystate Health Community Benefits Grant Funding.

Baystate Family Advocacy Center

The Baystate Family Advocacy Center helps children and families that have experienced trauma such as child abuse, sexual assault or exploitation, or exposure to violence or homicide.

Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program

The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program provides specialized geriatrics care for seniors. It also expands training for doctors, nurses, social workers, and other healthcare professionals.

Patient & Family Advisory Council

The Patient & Family Advisory Council represents the ‘collective voice of our patients and families’ at our hospitals.

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