Boston Children's Collaboration for Community Health

Boston Children's Collaboration for Community Health

2020 Report
Published: May 30, 2020
Publisher: Boston Children’s Hospital, Office of Community Health
Associated Project

Addressing Social Determinants of Children’s Health in Boston: Evaluation of Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health Grant Program

Time frame: 2017-2029

Prepared for:

Boston Children’s Hospital’s Office of Community Health


Allison Steiner

Boston Children’s launched the Collaboration for Community Health to address social, economic, and other community factors that are widely recognized as powerful influences on the health and well-being of children and their families. The first round of funded partners was announced in August 2018. Key accomplishments during the Collaboration’s first year of implementation included:

  • Awarding $18.1 million to 56 organizations addressing child health through initiatives that focus on early education and care, housing instability, economic mobility, food access and physical activity, and children’s mental health.
  • Reaching more than 10,000 children, families, community residents, and providers collectively through the work of funded partners.
  • Training more than 930 staff, providers, volunteers, and community leaders on topics related to early childhood education, tenants’ rights, and promoting youth physical activity.
  • Supporting the hiring of 26 new full-time equivalent employees.

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