Community initiatives

Fallon collaborates with like-minded organizations that are committed to improving people’s health and well-being. Through the efforts of Fallon Health’s Community Relations department, we build and maintain relationships with numerous organizations and groups throughout Massachusetts.

We are always looking for new opportunities to partner with or sponsor a new or existing program or event that aligns with our focus areas.

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Partnering with the community, for the community

The health of the community and its residents is important to us. We look for opportunities where we can support organizations in our service area that want to improve their communities' health. Our support comes in the form of what is needed most—whether it's consultation, volunteer time, or resources.

inner city health grants

Examples of our partnerships include:

  • Coordinated Care & Coverage Conference—Fallon Health brings together industry leaders and national experts for an educational and advocacy event focused on integrated care models.

  • Elm Park (Worcester) renovation project

  • Greater Worcester Region Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)—Fallon partners with the Worcester Division of Public Health, UMass Memorial Health Care and Common Pathways to make the region the healthiest in New England by 2020. Prior to CHIP, Fallon was a key driver of the Greater Worcester Community Health Assessment (CHA).

  • Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund—Fallon is the only health plan in the Commonwealth to participate in this important initiative. With our support and partnership, the City of Worcester has been awarded $5.5 million dollars to address pediatric asthma, hypertension and senior falls.* Together, we work to improve the health outcomes of 116,000 Worcester residents while reducing costs.
    *Please note: Fallon does not receive funding from these grant dollars.

  • Dr. Michael Hirsch, UMass Memorial Healthcare—Fallon partnered with Dr. Michael Hirsch, Chief Pediatric Surgeon at UMass Memorial Healthcare, to ensure that homeless families in Central Massachusetts could access health care services. As part of our commitment to reducing health disparities in the communities we serve, Fallon provided transportation and gift cards to this vulnerable population.

  • Worcester Public Schools, including Elm Park Community School, Sullivan Middle School and South High School

If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact Community Relations.

In-kind contributions

Fallon’s in-kind contributions provide another partnership opportunity to support community-focused organizations that align with our mission and funding priorities.

 Richard Burke at Boys and Girls Club

Examples of how we extend our resources include the following:

  • Consulting
  • Employee drives for back-to-school, food and clothing
  • Gently-used computers
  • Health and wellness workshops and screenings
  • Holiday gift donations and gift wrapping
  • Presentations and speakers on a variety of topics including career, health care, health and wellness and leadership
  • Tickets to events

How to request an in-kind contribution

To request an in-kind contribution, please contact a member of our Community Relations team.

Pay it Forward

One of the most celebrated employee initiatives at Fallon is its Pay it Forward program. The program launched in 2007 to celebrate Fallon’s 30th anniversary.

Each year, employees are selected to suggest a charity that Fallon will donate to on their behalf.

United Way Campaign

Since 1994, Fallon employees have generously supported our United Way campaign through pledges and employee-led fundraisers such as basket raffles and dress down days.

Bruce paints for United Way Day of CaringTogether, we’ve raised more than $986,043, funds that go directly to improve the lives of people in the communities we serve.