Children's and Newborn Health
Some ways we serve the community include: supporting health for expecting mothers, offering resources for at-risk youth, and encouraging healthy relationships for teens.
Injury Prevention Program
The Injury Prevention Program works to prevent unintentional injuries among people of all ages and abilities.
Boston Healthy Start Initiative
BHSI provides direct support to pregnant and parenting women, children and families.
The Father Friendly Initiative gives men the opportunity to involve themselves in their families and communities.
Healthy Baby Healthy Child
The Healthy Baby Healthy Child program provides free home visits for pregnant and parenting families in Boston.
New and Expecting Parents
BPHC gives new and expecting parents, and their children, access to support for building a healthy future.
Boston Child Health Study
The Boston Child Health Study is a three-part study in collaboration with Boston Children's Hospital. It provides comprehensive data on child health status, healthcare use, and quality of life. It also tracks the relationship between environment and child health.
The Boston Child Health Study includes:
- A random digit-dial phone survey of 2,100 Boston parents and caregivers of children ages 0 to 17 years. It provides data on a range of child health issues from the parent perspective.
- Using a child health lens for an environmental assessment of Boston neighborhoods using citywide geographic information data.
- An analysis of Medicaid claims data for children ages 0 to 17. Identifying child health issues by zip code, and trends in healthcare use.
For more information, please contact the Research and Evaluation Office at (617) 534-4757.