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Center Fellow Making Headlines with Innovative Program

Lucy Marcil, MD, MPH, is a pediatrician at Boston Medical Center and the Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family’s inaugural Urban Health and Innovation Fellow. Marcil, together with Michael Hole, MD, is the co-founder of StreetCred, an innovative program offering families the opportunity to complete their taxes and access anti-poverty programs while visiting their pediatrician’s office. StreetCred originated at BMC, and is being offered to families at eight other sites in Boston, Connecticut, North Carolina and Texas.

Pediatric Family Advisory Board Ensures Families are at the Forefront of Care

In 2017, the Center, along with the Department of Pediatrics, established the Pediatric Family Advisory Board in an effort to foster parent, child and professional partnerships to better meet the needs of families receiving care at Boston Medical Center. The engagement of the Family Advisory Board supports the broader goal of the hospital in ensuring that families are at the center of planning and development of innovative new models of care and is aligned with the adage “nothing about us without us.”

SOFAR Clinic Celebrates One Year Anniversary

July marked the one year anniversary of the launch of the Supporting Our Families through Addiction and Recovery (SOFAR) clinic. This clinic, embedded in the Department of Pediatrics and the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center, is a comprehensive outpatient program providing bi-generational care for families affected by substance use disorder, particularly opioids. The clinic is minimizing barriers to care by treating mothers and children holistically in one location.

The Importance of Choosing the Proper Sunscreen

When Summer finally arrives, you may want to spend all your time outdoors. However, keeping your skin healthy and safe during the summer months is crucial. One way to do this is applying sunscreen. However, with so many options it can be a challenge to figure out which one is best for you. 

After a Miscarriage: Hope and Recovery

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), miscarriages are common and occur in about 10 percent of known pregnancies. Even though the loss of a fetus can be devastating, there are options for couples who want to try to conceive again. 

Important Parent Tips for Summer Safety

Summer can be such an exciting and fun time for children and their families. However, the fun that comes with summer activities can often lead to unexpected ED visits.

What Really Happens at a Teaching Hospital?

Did you ever wonder what really happens at a teaching hospital? Jeffrey Schneider, MD, is here to break up some of the myths and confusion and to help us understand what a teaching hospital is really like, and how it can benefit patients in so many ways.