Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
Boston Children’s Hospital strives to be a good neighbor, community health partner, and civic leader in the communities where we have hospital and clinic facilities. We do so by partnering with city and town officials, local Boards of Health, school systems, and community-based organizations to promote the health and well-being of the children and families in those communities. This includes supporting municipal programs and policy initiatives that address the conditions in which families, especially those from marginalized communities, live. In addition, as an anchor institution, Boston Children’s works to ensure that its workforce reflects the communities we serve, makes purchasing decisions in a way that is inclusive of minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses, and invests its resources in a way that promotes the health and well-being of both patients and the broader community.
Compliance with Municipal Regulations
Boston Children’s Hospital works with local officials, city planners, and local regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with all local regulations. In addition, when contemplating expansion of or changes to our facilities, Boston Children’s engages abutters and community residents so as to maximize benefits and minimize inconvenience to our neighbors.