About BCP

Boston Community Pediatrics is the first nonprofit private pediatric practice bringing equity to pediatric healthcare in Boston.

Due to systemic racism and structural inequities in our society, poverty and minority status are strongly correlated with disparities in care and health outcomes. This leads to long term disadvantage in health, educational, and economic attainment. BCP’s innovative model centers on patients and their families, working together to eliminate all barriers to care. 

Our Team

Staff

These team members are working hard every day to provide the excellent services, programs, and care our patients deserve. They are relentlessly dedicated to the mission of BCP.

Board

Our board members come from all backgrounds to lend their insight, support and guidance to help develop Boston Community Pediatrics as we strive to provide high-quality care to all.

Supporters

Our donors make it possible for BCP to provide high-quality care to all of Boston's children. Their support enables us to continue to work towards creating equity within pediatric healthcare.

Our Approach

The traditional model of pediatric service delivery unfairly disadvantages low-income families. The separation of care between Medicaid and privately insured patients fuels a divide that deepens racial and socioeconomic inequity. 

Hospitals and health centers strive to provide high quality, integrated pediatric care to those who need it most. But, this is not an easy paradigm to shift, especially for large entities, which can be bureaucratic and slow-moving. The BCP model combines the flexibility and agility of a small, private practice, with best practices established from the literature, over 50 years of clinical experience, and the greatest healthcare leaders in the field. 

Children from low-income backgrounds are

3X more likely

to have unmet health needs because they can’t access the care they need

CURRENT STATE OF HEALTHCARE

COST-DRIVEN CARE
Providers are typically
seeing about four patients
per hour (~1 patient every  15 minutes)

LACK OF ACCESS

The rate of ER visits is 86% higher for low income families than for their wealthier counterparts

LIMITED MENTAL
HEALTH CARE

Less than 15% of low income children in need of mental health services receive them

FRAGMENTED SERVICES
38% of people in
Massachusetts are currently
food insecure

BOSTON COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS' APPROACH
ACCESSIBLE
INTEGRATED
COORDINATED
RELATIONSHIP-DRIVEN
  • Appointments are 30 minutes or longer as needed

  • Providers actively work to partner with families

  • Most providers will be bilingual

Patients will have access to:

  • Telehealth (video, phone, email & text consultations)

  • In person office visits

  • Mobile medical visits - patients will be seen in their community

  • Behavioral health team is incorporated with medical team

  • Streamlined referrals for long-term therapy and/or psychiatry

On-site community health workers will: 

  • Collaborate with community organizations

  • Connect families with social services and health & wellness resources

Did You Know...

The fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic has caused food insecurity among children in Eastern Massachusetts to rise 117% , and that fully 50% of Black and Latino adults in Massachusetts reported being food insecure in 2020?

What is BCP doing about it? 

Just days after opening, BCP partnered with Commonwealth Kitchen and delivered Thanksgiving dinners to 86 families. The next month, BCP staff and volunteers delivered holiday gifts for over 100 children and holiday meals for more than 80 families. Recognizing that families need access to healthy food every day --- not just on holidays --- BCP is partnering with Commonwealth Kitchen, Project Restore Us, and the Boston Public Health Commission to provide three months of bi-weekly grocery deliveries to more than 100 families (representing well over 400 people). BCP has fed hundreds of children and families through these collaborations. BCP is using a Social Determinants of Health Screening to assess food insecurity for every family. As 60% of BCP patients are currently food insecure, BCP will continue the fight to consistently provide healthy food to each of our families until they no longer need it.

617-934-6009

527 Albany St., Suite 200

Boston MA 02118

BCP is a new model of innovative pediatric healthcare that addresses the social determinants of health within a relationship-driven framework. Our approach is simple: to provide all families with the high-quality medical care they deserve, and set them on a path toward health and wellness.

Boston Community Pediatrics (BCP) is a nonprofit organization, Tax ID 84-3091463.

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