Hospitals are at the center of efforts to build
strong, healthy and resilient communities. To support these activities, MHA
provides resources to assist hospitals through community health needs
assessments, emergency preparedness, patient and worker safety, and community
and population health activities. In 2016, MHA launched the S.A.F.E.R
Initiative designed to provide hospitals a one-stop shop for tools and best
practices in these efforts. The initiative offers guidance and resources under
five pillars for hospitals, providers and community partners to foster
collaboration and develop safer care environments and resilient communities.
Our regulatory, quality improvement, legal and emergency preparedness staff are
coordinating to find, build and deliver information to support hospitals’
efforts on and off campus.