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This program includes partnerships with schools in Boston’s urban core.
In these schools, Boston Children’s Hospital clinicians, in collaboration with school staff, provide behavioral health prevention and promotion activities, early intervention services, and clinical assessment and treatment services to children in their educational home. Children’s clinicians also provide behavioral health training and consultation to school staff.
The School-Based Program includes three specialized components:
The Community Health Center Program includes partnerships with 4 community health centers in Boston, Jamaica Plain, and Roxbury. Boston Children's Hospital 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.
CHNP partners with four community health centers and Boston public schools (both district and charter), including elementary, middle and high schools. We also have partnerships with several universities and community organizations.
Children’s Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships was created as an innovative community behavioral health program to reach children where they live and learn.
We are indebted to countless individuals and partnerships both within and outside Boston Children’s Hospital for contributing to the program’s success:
At Boston Children’s Hospital, we thank Sandra Fenwick,
President and CEO, and Kevin Churchwell, MD, EVP of Health Affairs and COO, for
their steadfast support. Shari
Nethersole, MD, and the Office of Child Health have been instrubehavioral in
supporting our efforts in the Boston community.
We wish to thank Wendy Warring and the Network Development team for
their support. The efforts of Lynn
Susman, and her staff at the Children’s Hospital Trust have been critically
important to sustaining CHNP. We thank Joshua Greenberg, Esq., Government
Relations and his staff in our joint efforts to impact child behavioral health
care in the Commonwealth and across the nation.
We are grateful to Margaret Coughlin and the Marketing and
Communications Department for their support.
Additionally, we give special thanks to the Board Committee for
Community Service and the Community Advisory Board for their dedication and
investment in the health and wellness of our community.
A special thank you goes to the foundations and
philanthropic donors of CHNP. We would not exist if not for your generous
support and contributions to this important work.
In the Boston Public Schools, we thank John
McDonough, Eileen Nash, and Andria Amador for their support and ongoing
partnership. We extend our gratitude to all of the head masters, principals,
teachers, and staff in our partner schools. We also thank the leadership
and staff at the community health centers. Lastly
and most importantly, we thank all the children and families we work with in
the Boston community.
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”