To generate insights on the contributions of community partnerships toward addressing barriers to health for children and families in Boston through support for data collection and analysis and ongoing learning.
To learn from and grow the capacity of community organizations working across sectors to dismantle the social barriers to health equity: early childhood, healthy food access and physical activity, housing, economic stability, mental health, youth support systems, and community trauma.
Health Resources in Action
Boston Children’s Hospital’s Office of Community Health
Mathematica also works with funded partners in the community to build monitoring and evaluation capacity – including developing evaluation plans and reporting on progress to Boston Children’s. Using the data reported by funded partners, interviews with funded partner staff, and external data sources in greater Boston, Mathematica is conducting a process and outcome evaluation of the overall Collaboration for Community Health grant initiative. The process evaluation provides cross-cutting information about the successes and challenges of funded community partners, identifies areas for improvement and mid-course corrections, and identifies environmental or contextual factors associated with activities that can improve the health and well-being of children and families in the community. The outcome evaluation will examine results for the overall initiative and identify lessons learned for individual grantee’s projects.
Actions taken by partners to achieve systems change and cross-sector coordination that can advance health equity
The Collaboration has reached more than 34,000 children, families, residents, and providers across 22 Boston neighborhoods.Annual Report 2021
Evidence & Insights From This Project
Boston Children's Collaboration for Community Health: 2021 Annual Report
This report describes the contributions of the Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health and its funded partners in addressing disparities in the social determinants of children’s health in Boston.Learn More