Boston Children's Collaboration for Community Health: 2021 Annual Report

Boston Children's Collaboration for Community Health: 2021 Annual Report

Published: Dec 31, 2021
Publisher: Mathematica
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Associated Project

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

Time frame: 2017-2023

Prepared for:

Boston Children’s Hospital’s Office of Community Health

Authors

Alli Steiner

Naomi Ali

Key Findings
  • The Collaboration has reached more than 34,000 children, families, residents, and providers across 22 Boston neighborhoods.
  • Collaboration funded partners have made progress towards securing affordable housing, training mental health providers, increasing access to physical activity services, training early education providers, and promoting educational and career success for youth.
  • Funded partners worked to address disparities in the built environment and to build community power by elevating youth and parents as leaders.
Two boys sitting together

This report summarizes the contributions of Collaboration for Community Health funded partners since its launch in 2018 through 2021. The report combines semi-annual quantitative reporting, qualitative narrative reporting, interviews with funded partners, and administrative data. The report describes the Collaboration’s progress in reaching communities that have historically been denied equitable access to services. It also explores how funded partners have removed obstacles to health and well-being through creating and expanding programs, coordinating across sectors, and advancing policies that promote children’s health and well-being.

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