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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
“It is so good for patients to
have easier access to psychiatry in a familiar environment. I know patients like having the BCHNP
psychiatrist as their doctor.”
“The BCHNP psychiatrist is an
integral member of the child team, a valuable resource to child clinicians, and
also an important consultation resource to the center pediatricians.”
The Community Health Center Program includes
partnerships with four community health centers in Boston, Jamaica Plain and
Roxbury. Boston Children’s child and
adolescent psychiatrists work on-site to provide early identification,
assessment, treatment, and care coordination services to children and
adolescents receiving primary medical care at the health centers. The
psychiatrists also provide behavioral health training and consultation to
health center staff.
In the 2015/2016 academic year, the BCHNP Community Health Center
Program provided early identification, psychiatric assessment and treatment,
and behavioral health care coordination to 185 children, adolescents, and young
adults. The majority (90%) of youth receiving medical care at the partnering
health centers are people of color and over two-thirds live in poverty.
The majority of health center staff rated family stressors, depression,
trauma exposure, attention problems, anxiety, and disruptive behavior as
significant problems for their patients. BCHNP’s community health center program addresses these problems by
bringing family-centered behavioral health services into the children’s medical
homes in their own communities. Health
center staff reported a high level of satisfaction with this integrated model
of service, and 96% of staff rated psychiatric services as good
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We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”