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Office of Community Health webinars and events

The Office of Community Health has hosted a number of webinars. Links for viewing are available below.

An Update on Boston Children’s Anchor Strategy: Investments and Sustainability Pillars (May 7, 2024)

An Overview of the Collaboration for Community Health and Highlights from the 2023 Annual Report (March 7, 2024)

Learn about Boston Children’s Hospital's new Metro South West Community Health Initiative (Feb. 28, 2024)

An update on the Collaboration for Community Health (Nov. 28, 2023)

Boston Children’s as an Anchor Institution: A look at the strategy and its impact on our community (June 13, 2023)

An Overview of the Collaboration for Community Health and Highlights from the 2022 Annual Report (March 10, 2023)

Collaboration for Community Health: Meet 2 Partners in Youth Development and Mental Health Systems (Feb. 13, 2023)

An Overview of Boston Children's 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (Feb. 6, 2023)

Early Childhood Education and Policy (Nov. 9, 2022)

Overview of the Boston Children’s Community Mission and Update on Family Food Connections (June 2, 2022)

A Conversation with the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (May 31, 2022)

A Conversation with Strategies for Children (May 26, 2022)

Healthy in the City: Boston Children’s Partnership with Health Centers and Supporting Families thorough Case Management (May 10, 2022)

Going Beyond Health Care: Strategies to Assess and Respond to the Social Needs of Children and Families (April 26, 2022)

This webinar discussed the role of health care providers in addressing the social needs of families and helping them to overcome barriers and achieve greater stability. Boston Children’s provider and a representative from one of our partners, Project Bread, discussed this important topic.

Boston Children’s takes an innovative approach to support neighborhood-based projects improving community health (April 12, 2022)

This webinar featured Boston Children’s Hospital’s support of place-based, collective impact projects through its Child Health Equity Initiative (CHEq). The CHEq initiative, part of Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health, unites organizations within a neighborhood in their efforts to achieve health equity, improve community cohesion, and strengthen programs and services for children and families. The Nubian Neighborhood Network is featured.

The Impact of COVID on Children’s Mental and Behavioral Health (Sept. 22, 2021)

This webinar focused on how COVID-19 exacerbated mental and behavioral health access and concerns for children in Boston. This discussion explored the resources available to children and families, and how schools have been and continue to be impacted.

Food Insecurity: Strategies to Support Families (June 15, 2021)

This webinar highlighted how food insecurity continues to be a concern for many Boston Children’s patients and families in the community. Boston Children’s strategies to address this issue were explored, and Mattapan Community Health Center was also featured.

Economic Justice and the Earned Income Tax Credit: Two Part Session on Family Financial Mobility in Massachusetts (April 27-28, 2021)

This two-part series on Family Financial Mobility in Massachusetts was co-hosted by the Office of Community Health and the Office of Government Relations. The first session focused on the issues families are facing and the community programming and investments to address these issues. The second session focused on advocacy and specifically the Earned Income Tax Credit.

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