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Baystate Franklin Medical Center Community Advisory Council holds community health needs discussion June 7

May 27, 2016

Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Community Benefits Advisory Council (CBAC) will host a “Community Listening Session” – a community health needs discussion -- on Tuesday, June 7, 3 – 5 pm, in the John Olver Transit Center, 1st floor meeting room, 12 Olive Street, Greenfield. The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. CBAC is a group of hospital employees and community representatives charged with guiding Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s community benefits priorities and process.

Every three years, hospitals conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for the area they serve. The CBAC is in the process of completing the 2016 assessment; and would like to share preliminary findings with the public, so members of our community can help determine any key health issues the CBAC might have missed.

The Community Listening Session is hosted by members of BFMC’s CBAC, representing: Baystate Franklin Medical Center, The Opioid Task Force, Life Path, Community Action, Franklin Regional Council of Governments, the Recover Project, UMASS School of Public Health, Mass. Department of Public Health, Community Health Center of Franklin County, and the Greenfield Health Department.

For those driving to the event, please do not park at the Transit Center; onsite parking is only for 30 minutes. Please use a nearby parking lot or metered parking on Bank Row or Main Street.

For more information about the Community Health Needs Discussion, contact Baystate Health’s Office of Public Health and Community Relations, 413-794-1016 or email