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This program includes partnerships with 12 primary and secondary schools in Boston’s urban core.
In these schools, Boston Children’s Hospital clinicians, in collaboration with school staff, provide mental 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 mental health training and consultation to school staff.
The School-Based Program includes two 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 mental health training and consultation to health center staff.
CHNP partners with four community health centers and 12 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 mental 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:
A special "thank you" goes to the foundations and philanthropic donors supporting CHNP. We would not exist if not for your generous contributions to this important work:
Our longstanding partnerships with schools and health centers greatly contribute to CHNP’s success:
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.”