Community Benefits

Help Us Improve the Health of Our Community

Take the Community Health Survey as part of Anna Jaques Hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Your feedback will help us to better understand and address the most pressing health-related concerns for residents in the communities we serve.

The CHNA survey is available in Cape Verdean, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. Please take about 15 minutes to share your responses, which will be private. Your personal information will not be shared. You will have the option at the end of the survey to enter a drawing for a $100 gift card.

Thank you for helping us better serve our communities.


Community Benefits Guidelines

The Attorney General’s Community Benefits Guidelines call upon hospitals to identify and respond to unmet community health needs by formalizing their approach to community benefits planning, collaborating with community representatives to identify and create programs that address those needs, and issuing annual reports on their efforts.

Led by the Community Benefits Advisory Committee (CBAC), efforts strive to address the most pressing health needs in our community based off of state data, needs assessments and what we see and hear is needed most in our communities.

Community Benefits Process

Following an updated Community Health Needs Assessment in 2019, Community Benefit efforts for the next three years are aimed at the prevention and awareness of: cancer & substance use


With questions or comments about the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment or any Community Benefit program, email

A three-year plan, which concluded in 2018, supported programs and participated in coalitions aimed at the prevention and awareness of cancer, obesity and substance use. Highlights included:

  • (Obesity) Free Workouts in Amesbury & Newburyport (Obesity): 400+ people participated in the Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Workout Series hosted by Anna Jaques with 11 local gyms and studios offering free workouts. AJH and the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce partnered to offer the new “Fitness by the Falls” program of free weekly workouts in Amesbury throughout the summer.
  • (Substance Use) Essex County Asset Builder Network is a regional program to bring together the communities of Amesbury, Georgetown, Newbury, Rowley, Salisbury and Newburyport to create a common language of asset- based youth development as it has been shown that youth who have more assets are less likely to engage in risky behaviors. AJH participates on the Executive Committee as well as supports events such as the “Addiction in the Workplace” panel discussion for business owners and leaders that Dr. Jamie Morse, Chief of Emergency Medicine, participated on.
  • (Cancer) Breast Cancer Awareness Month Efforts: AJH distributed 25,000 coffee sleeves to local shops and bakeries in Newburyport, Salisbury, Amesbury, West Newbury, Groveland, Haverhill, and Merrimac with a reminder to schedule your annual mammogram.