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The mission of the Community Health Initiative (CHI) at BIDMC is to foster dialogue, research, education, and advocacy among our affiliated community health centers in order to deliver the highest quality care to our patients. We hope to promote health equity among our communities by identifying barriers our patients face, advocating for access to health care services, and building cultural consciousness, respect, and understanding.
Community Doula Program
Bowdoin Street Health Center is working with a community partner, Accompany Doula Care, to provide access to an expanding number of our pregnant and postpartum patients. This initiative is happening in conjunction with an implementation science research initiative that is evaluating how doulas can best be incorporated into our health system, how doulas can support birth equity and the role of doulas in ameliorating perinatal mood disorders.
OBGYN faculty members serve local communities at the following locations: