Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Bowdoin Street Health Center)

Boston, MA

Amount granted: $25,000

Grant year: 2022

Grant category: Human Services


$25,000 to support Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Bowdoin Street Health Center’s Supportive Birth Collaborative Program and ongoing research.

Founded in 1972, Bowdoin Street Health Center (BSHC), is BIDMC’s flagship community health center, and has been a cornerstone of Dorchester’s Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood for more than 40 years. At the health center, BIDMC physicians and medical staff provide critical pediatric and adult primary care, with a specialization in chronic disease management, integrated behavioral health, and maternal care. In order to address the disparity in maternal care in low-income communities, BIDMC is implementing a program that supports collaborative maternal care incoporating culturally responsive doulas into all OB/GYN services.