About Our Community Health Program

Parents group at South Cove Community Health Center
Patients at South Cove Community Center gather for an expecting parents’ group. (Photo taken pre-COVID.)
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:

Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare-Chelsea
1000 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150

Bowdoin Street Health Center
230 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

The Dimock Center
55 Dimock Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

Fenway Health
1340 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

South Cove Community Health Center
145 South Street
Boston, MA 02111

277 Commercial Street
Malden, MA 02148

88 Holmes Street
Quincy, MA 02171