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Nearly 20 years ago, Boston Children’s Hospital was among the first academic medical centers in the country to expand the traditional missions of patient care, teaching and research to embrace a fourth core mission: community health.
Boston Children's is the leading provider of health care to low-income children in Massachusetts. Approximately 41% percent of our patients have coverage through public insurance. We are a safety net provider, treating all pediatric patients from Massachusetts regardless of their family's ability to pay. Boston Children's also serves as the community hospital for our local community and is the largest provider (inpatient and outpatient) for our city's children.
Boston Children’s addresses health needs and issues identified in our assessment process through its clinical care, services and programs and in collaboration with community partners. These programs and services are outlined in the below summary of our Community Health and Benefits Plan. Click here for the complete plan.
The hospital strives to ensure that community health is more than just words in our mission statement. Our community health efforts have evolved from providing targeted services to a limited number of families living in Boston into innovative program models that have proven to address health disparities and improve health outcomes for children.
Click below for links to a few of our key community health programs:
Children’s Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships Program
Community Asthma Initiative
Advocating Success for Kids
Fitness in the City
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.”