Children's Hospital Boston's mission extends beyond the traditional role of an academic medical center of providing patient care, teaching and research to enhancing the health and well being of children and families in the City of Boston. As the community hospital for the children of Boston, Children's invested $19.7 million in FY 10 to support this mission and to directly benefit Boston children and families.
• Children's invested $14.1 million in providing access to needed health services for Boston children. This includes providing free care, covering unreimbursed costs of caring for children insured by Medicaid and subsidizing access to services that are not readily available elsewhere in the local community, such as primary care, dental and mental health services.
• Children's invested an additional $5.6 million in developing initiatives to address the most pressing health needs of Boston children and families as well as partnering with City agencies, schools, community health centers and other community organizations to support the city-wide infrastructure that cares for children.
• develops and implements community health programs in asthma, obesity, mental health and child development to address health disparities;
• provides services and supports the Boston Public Schools to help children function in the school setting;
• partners with 11 community health centers in their efforts to provide pediatric care and to address key health issues;
• provides financial support to various City agencies to make Boston a healthier place; and
• utilizes its expertise to affect issues beyond health, by addressing violence prevention and promoting workforce development.