The hospital as a health partner
Children's community partnerships extend deep into the community, focusing on addressing the most pressing child health needs for the city of Boston. The hospital's collaborations with community health centers, schools, and local government form the cornerstone of these partnerships.
The hospital maintains strong relationships and affiliations with 12 community health centers, including its flagship center, Martha Eliot Health Center (MEHC). The hospital works with these centers on a variety of treatment, prevention, and health and wellness programs, including those in the hospital's core commitment areas. Children's also works with these centers to further improve access to health care for children and families by supporting community-based providers in their efforts to provide important primary care and specialty care services to their patients.
The hospital also works extensively with the Boston Public Schools (BPS) and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), offering a wide range of health and health-related services and working together on the most pressing public health issues for city children.
Children's relies on the expertise of providers and staff from the following affiliated community health centers to inform its programming and its outreach efforts:
Bowdoin Street Health Center
Brookside Community Health Center
The Dimock Center
Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center
Martha Eliot Health Center
Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center
Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center
South Cove Community Health Center
South End Community Health Center
Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center
Upham's Corner Health Center
Whittier Street Health Center