2017 Food for Thought: Housing as Health Care

It is no secret Boston Medical Center’s Department of Pediatrics is in the business of building brighter futures. By asking “why not?” instead of “why?” BMC pediatrics has been an innovation engine, delivering novel ways of caring for its most vulnerable patients which often extend beyond the traditional scope of medicine.

In the video shown at the 24th annual Food for Thought dinner, BMC clinicians reflect on the successes of BMC’s response to the increasing challenges its patients face—challenges striking creative solutions rather than fear. With such boldness comes the latest advancement of pediatrics: housing as health care. Through initiatives like Housing Prescriptions for Health, the Grow Clinic is facilitating families in the process of having stable housing—a place for them to rest, learn and grow.