Nearly 20 years ago, Boston Children’s Hospital was among the first academic medical centers in the country to expand the traditional missions of clinical care, teaching and research to embrace a fourth core mission: community health.
Our approach to improving the health and well-being of children and families in our local community has evolved and matured over time. Today, we concentrate our community efforts in the areas where we have the expertise, resources and partnerships to improve child health outcomes, address significant health needs in our community and contribute to the changing health care environment.
Boston Children’s community mission is to:
- Provide the best quality care to our patients and serve as a safety net hospital
- Develop and support community programs to make an impact and address the most pressing community health needs—asthma, obesity, mental health and child development
- Work with partners to address health and non-health issues that affect the entire community
Boston Children's Hospital's Fitness in the City Program was thrilled to receive the NOVA Award through the American Hospital Association (AHA) on July 23, 2012.
Christine Healey, MPH, Program and Community Partnerships manager, receives the NOVA Award on behalf of Boston Children's Fitness in the City Program (FIC).
Click here to learn more about Fitness in the City (FIC).