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Community Health Showcase

You're invited to the 2020 Community Health Showcase!

While we can't be together in person this year, we're excited to still bring this special event to you (virtually). There are a couple of ways to participate, so we hope you can join in to hear updates from our Boston Children's community programs and our community partners. Poster authors will share important lessons learned and how they have adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featured programs will provide updates on helping families struggling with food insecurity and housing instability, improving community access to behavioral health care, and managing asthma, along with other topics in community health.  Poster authors have recorded their presentations in advance. You can view the 24 featured videos at any time. 

Watch now!

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, we'll host a live event featuring the poster authors. At two sessions—one in the morning and another in the afternoon— hear a presentation recap and have a chance to ask the authors questions. Join one session or both. If you don’t have time to view the presentations in advance, you can watch all the videos after the event. 

We hope you can join us please invite interested colleagues as well. If you have questions, email Jessica Clement

History of the Community Health Showcase

The Community Health Showcase is hosted annually by the Office of Community Health at Boston Children’s Hospital. This event began as a poster session for internal staff and departments to share ideas and best practices in community health. Over the last 12 years, this event has evolved and become a key event to highlight the programs, services and partnerships that fulfill the hospital’s community mission.  

 Showcase photo 2020

Photos above are from the 2019 Community Health Showcase


This event is one way that Boston Children’s acts as a convener- bringing together hospital departments and community organizations to share ideas, network, and partner with one another.

Participants (staff and community organizations) are invited to present on their program and community work through an academic poster session. Abstracts are submitted and reviewed by  selection committee who reviews and determines which posters will be shared.  Posters presentations focus on a program’s accomplishments, challenges, and outcomes.

It’s a great opportunity to surround yourself with others that are passionate about community health. It definitely helps to reenergize me.

Community Health Showcase Participant

The inspiration of the keynote and opportunity to network and learn during the poster session.

Community Health Showcase Participant


A selection of 2019 Community Health Showcase Posters

    Community Health Grand Rounds

    The Office of Community Health hosts Community Health Grand rounds throughout the year. These are educational sessions that bring together hospital staff and external partners to discuss a particular community health topic.

    On May 27, 2020, the Office of Community Health hosted a virtual grand rounds session entitled: Impact of COVID-19 on our Community. Below is a recording of that session.


    • Andria Amador, EdD, Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services, Boston Public Schools
    • Philly Laptiste, MHA, Executive Director, Bowdoin Street Health Center
    • Mike Leyba, Community Organizer, City Life / Vida Urbana
    • Snehal Shah, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Staff Physician, Boston Children's Hospital Primary Care Center; Associate Medical Director for Community Integration, Department of Accountable Care and Clinical Integration, Boston Children’s.
    • Anu Vyavaharkar, LICSW, MPH, Clinical Social Worker, Boston Children’s Primary Care
    We are proud to serve a broad and diverse patient population that often comes to us for answers they can't find anywhere else. This top ranking is a credit and a tribute to our extraordinary and deeply committed clinicians, researchers and so many others who dedicate every day to improving and advancing the health and well-being of all children.

    Sandra L. Fenwick, CEO

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