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Collaboration for Community Health

Boston Children’s Hospital has an opportunity to build on our history of partnering with the community to make a significant impact on the health of children and families. Funds will be distributed as part of an agreement with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Determination of Need/Community Health Initiative program.

These funds — Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health — will be distributed to community organizations in addition to our ongoing commitments and support for programs and partners.

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William L. Boyan Award for Excellence in Community Health

Boston Children’s Hospital’s Board of Trustees established an annual award in honor of William L. Boyan, who served on the hospital’s Board of Trustees for 27 years. The William L. Boyan Award is an annual award which honors a community organization, community health center, or Boston school for their work and commitment to the children and families of Boston.

In 2021, Boston Children’s recognized several organizations with this award for excellent COVID response within the community. Each organization received a $10,000 award. The 2021 recipients are:

Previous recipients