Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, Inc.

Quality Healthcare, Near Home

aka HSNHC   |   Dorchester, MA   |  www.harvardstreet.org

Mission

Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, Inc. (HSNHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing health care without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, or ability to pay. HSNHC addresses the physical and behavioral health needs of families and children living primarily in the Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston. The Health Center serves as a primary source for health education and works with the community to identify and put into action needed health services and works with community groups to ensure the well-being of the communities it serves. It is HSNHC's core belief that high quality health care delivered in a dignified manner should be made available, accessible, and affordable to all people as a right, rather than a privilege.

Ruling year info

1977

President and CEO

Mr. Stan A. McLaren

Main address

632 Blue Hill Avenue

Dorchester, MA 02121 USA

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EIN

04-2600042

NTEE code info

Community Health Systems (E21)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Harvard Street exists to address the needs of its ethnically-diverse, and medically underserved urban neighborhoods, where a plurality of the residents live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and where a higher number of serious health indicators are found than in the City of Boston as a whole.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Dental Clinic

Dentists and staff work together with patients to develop a treatment plan that results in the beautiful and healthy smile they want. At the dental clinic, staff utilizes the latest in digital radiography, digital imaging and computerized medical record technologies for improving patients' quality of care. The clinic is also a training site for dental schools in the greater Boston area including Harvard University, Boston University and Tufts University Schools of Dentistry.

Population(s) Served

Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center's provides outstanding comprehensive primary care and well care management Our knowledgeable staff of physicians and nurse practitioners provide personalized quality care ranging from routine well visits to treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. We coordinate specialty care within our health center and with several of Boston's top hospitals.
We offer:
Preventative health services, including cancer screening and health counseling
Chronic disease management, including management of diabetes, asthma, and hypertension
Acute care services via both scheduled and walk-in appointments

Population(s) Served

HSNHC behavioral health staff include licensed psychologists, licensed social workers, and a psychiatrist with a tenure exceeding two decades. The department staff provides services for adults and children with a depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral challenges, substance abuse, post traumatic stress disorder - and provide individual and family therapy and psychological testing.

Population(s) Served

Pediatrics at HSNHC is committed to the well-being of all children. Its physicians and staff provide quality care to youths in the greater Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, and surrounding areas. The clinic offers a wide range of services to infants, children, adolescents and prospective parents. Its pediatricians are affiliated with Children's Hospital Boston, Boston Medical Center, New England Medical Center, and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Population(s) Served

HSNHC offers support services including a Food Pantry, which provides nutritious meals to approximately 500 families every year. We also operate a Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program serving thousands of families

Population(s) Served

Located at Harvard Street's 895 Blue Hill Avenue location, the Veterans Center coordinates access to city, state, and federal veteran-related benefits, health care services, and health insurance navigation. The Veterans Center is a community meeting space for veteran service organizations and other non-profits providing services to local veterans.
We offer:
City, State, and Federal sponsored veteran related benefits
Assistance in navigating health insurance coverage
Behavioral health treatment
Primary care treatment
Enrollment in programs for pediatric, dental and other medical services
Opportunities to meet with other Veteran and community organizations that will be co-located at the center
Legal services that include intake hours and periodic trainings through the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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HSNHC's mission is to provide excellent primary health care to our diverse patient base who would otherwise face barriers to care and to promote a healthier community whose members take charge of their health.

HSNHC offers a full spectrum of health care by bi-lingual staff, with services including: outpatient adult medicine, pediatrics, women’s health and OB/Gyn care, behavioral health and counseling and dental care.HSNHC offers a full spectrum of health care by bi-lingual staff, with services including: outpatient adult medicine, pediatrics, women’s health and OB/Gyn care, behavioral health and counseling and dental care.

HSNHC currently offers a comprehensive range of clinical services, including adult medicine, pediatrics, OB/Gyn, dentistry, orthopedics, nutrition, behavioral health services, confidential teen visits, as well as a pharmacy, laboratory, a WIC site, and an on-site food pantry serving local families in need. We also leverage our health care partnerships to enhance our outpatient care. HSCHC maintains relationship with Carney Hospital and other Steward Health hospitals, and local Boston medical centers.

As a thriving community health center working to respond to our patients' health needs, we meet the care delivery components of our quality improvement plan. We are actively developing plans to expand our services and have begun planning to construct a new clinical facility to increase healthcare services to our community.

Financials

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Operations

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Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/11/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Bonnie Brathwaite

Bonnie Brathwaite

Jim Cote

Brian Shelly

Rose Mary Brown

Christopher Kondrat

Bria Gadsden

Janice Henry

Karla Jarvis

Paula Josephs

Laurita Kaigler-Crawlle

Eileen Kenner

Charles Minor

Ronald Paynter

Christine Poff

Jheanell West

Pamela Winfrey-Thompson

Jocelyn Carter

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes