Boston Children's Hospital is at the forefront of innovation in mental health care, prevention, service delivery, and public policy efforts.
Through the Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships (CHNP) program, Children's has increased access to care for thousands of children who are at-risk for mental health concerns by providing services where they spend the most time: in their neighborhoods and schools. Children's also offers care in primary care settings through Advocating Success for Kids (ASK), which provides services for children with emotional, behavioral, and/or learning delays.
Children's has also taken a leadership role in a multi-year campaign to reform the mental health care system in Massachusetts. The hospital joined with families, child welfare, advocacy, and legal organizations to form the Children's Mental Health Campaign (CMHC), which now includes more than 125 organizations from across the state.