The Massachusetts Department of Public Health established the Community Health Network Area initiative in 1992. The original initiative involved all 351 towns and cities through 27 Community Health Network Areas (CHNA). Some CHNAs are no longer active while others have morphed into different areas. For updated information about coalitions in Massachusetts, visit the Community Health Training Institute funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

EOHHS Region 1: Western

CHNA 1

Community Health Network of Berkshire County

Adams, Alford, Becket, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Dalton, Egremont, Florida, Great Barrington, Hancock, Hinsdale, Lanesborough, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Ashford, New Marlborough, North Adams, Otis, Peru, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sandisfield, Savoy, Sheffield, Stockbridge, Tyringham, Washington, West Stockbridge, Williamstown and Windsor

CHNA 2

Upper Valley Health Web

Ashfield, Athol, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Greenfield, Hawley, Heath, Leverett, Leyden, Monroe, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Petersham, Phillipston, Rowe, Royalston, Shelburne, Shutesbury, Sunderland, Warwick, Wendell and Whately

CHNA 3

Partnership for Health in Hampshire County

Amherst, Belchertown, Chesterfield, Cummington, Easthampton, Goshen, Granby, Hadley, Hatfield, Middlefield, Northampton, Pelham, Plainfield, South Hadley, Southampton, Ware, Westhampton, Williamsburg and Worthington

CHNA 21

Community Health Network of Chicopee-Holyoke-Ludlow-Westfield

Chester, Chicopee, Holyoke, Huntington, Ludlow and Westfield

CHNA 4

Community Health Connection

Agawam, Blandford, East Longmeadow, Granville, Hampden, Longmeadow, Monson, Montgomery, Palmer, Russell, Southwick, Springfield, Tolland, West Springfield and Wilbraham

EOHHS Region 2: Central

CHNA 5

South County Connects 

Brimfield, Brookfield, Charlton, Dudley, East Brookfield, Holland, North Brookfield, Oxford, Southbridge, Spencer, Sturbridge, Wales, Warren, Webster and West Brookfield

CHNA 6

Community Partners for Health CHNA Website

Bellingham, Blackstone, Douglas, Franklin, Hopedale, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millville, Northbridge, Sutton, Upton and Uxbridge

CHNA 8

Common Pathways CHNA Website

Auburn , Boylston, Grafton, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Paxton, Shrewsbury, West Boylston and Worcester

CHNA 9

Community Health Network of North Central Massachusetts CHNA Website

Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Barre, Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Hardwick, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, New Braintree, Oakham, Pepperell, Princeton, Rutland, Shirley, Sterling, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster and Winchendon

EOHHS Region 3: Northeast

CHNA 10

Greater Lowell Community Health Network CHNA Website

Billerica , Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Lowell, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough and Westford

CHNA 11

Greater Lawrence Community Health Network

Andover , Lawrence, Methuen, Middleton and North Andover

CHNA 12

Greater Haverhill Community Health Network

Amesbury, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury

CHNA 13 & 14

The North Shore Community Health Network CHNA Website

Beverly , Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester, Rockport, Topsfield and Wenham

Danvers, Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Peabody, Salem, Saugus and Swampscott

CHNA 16

North Suburban Health Alliance

Everett , Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham and Wakefield

EOHHS Region 4: Metro West

CHNA 7

Community Health Coalition of Metrowest

Ashland, Foxborough, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Millis, Natick, Norfolk, Northborough, Plainville, Sherborn, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Walpole, Wayland, Westborough and Wrentham

CHNA 15

NorthWest Suburban Health Alliance CHNA Website

Acton , Bedford, Boxborough, Burlington, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Wilmington, Winchester and Woburn

CHNA 17

Greater Cambridge/Somerville Community Health Network CHNA Website

Arlington , Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville and Watertown

CHNA 18

West Suburban Health Network CHNA Website

Brookline , Dedham, Dover, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Wellesley, Weston and Westwood

CHNA 20

Blue Hills Community Health Alliance CHNA Website

Braintree, Canton, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Milton, Norwell, Norwood, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate, Sharon and Weymouth

EOHHS Region 5: Southeast

CHNA 22

Greater Brockton Community Health Network CHNA Website

Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Holbrook, Stoughton, West Bridgewater and Whitman

CHNA 23

South Shore Community Partners in Prevention

Carver, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton and Rockland

CHNA 24

Greater Taunton Health & Human Service Coalition

Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Lakeville, Mansfield, Middleborough, North Attleboro, Norton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk and Taunton

CHNA 25

Partners for a Healthier Community CHNA Website

Fall River, Somerset, Swansea and Westport

CHNA 26

Greater New Bedford Allies for Health and Wellness CHNA Website

Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester and Wareham

CHNA 27

Cape Cod and Islands Community Health Network CHNA Website

Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Chilmark, Dennis, Eastham, Edgartown, Falmouth, Gay Head, Gosnold, Harwich, Mashpee, Nantucket, Oak Bluffs, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Tisbury, Truro, Wellfleet, West Tisbury, Yarmouth

EOHHS Region 6: Boston

CHNA 19

Alliance for Community Health CHNA Website

Chelsea , Greater Boston, Revere, Winthrop


This information is provided by the Office of Local and Regional Health within the Department of Public Health.