Boston Healthy Start Initiative

Boston Healthy Start Initiative

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

35 Northampton Street, Miranda/Creamer Building, 6th Floor, Suite 604, Boston, MA 02118


(617) 534-5395


(617) 534-5358

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month (there are no meetings in July and August) at New Academy Estates Community Center, 2908 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Please call (617) 534 7828 to add your name to the dinner list, or if you need transportation. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m.


Boston Healthy Start Initiative's mission is to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of all Boston residents, particularly the most vulnerable. BHSI strives to fulfill the mission through a wide range of health initiatives that target preventable disease and injury.


Boston Healthy Start Initiative
35 Northampton Street Miranda/Creamer Building 6th Floor, Suite 604
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Key Partners: 

Program of Boston Public Health Commission. Associated with Father Friendly Program.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Community residents of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park, South End, and Jamaica Plain, can attend the meetings. Religious organizations, business owners, and community based agencies are also encouraged to attend.

Key Programs Offered: 

Boston Healthy Start Initiative has been funded since 1991 to ensure that Black pregnant women receive quality health care by funding case management, health education, interconceptional care, and maternal depression services. If you self identify as a Black pregnant woman you will receive services through a case manager who has experience in maternal and child health issues. Call (617) 534-7828, to ask for a health center near your home.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

New Academy Estates Community Center, 2908 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119


12th Annual Family Health Fair Fun Day, Jun. 15

The community is invited to the 12th Annual Family Health Fair Fun Day 2011! The day of recreation and family bonding features food, free give-a-ways, health screenings, games, prizes, information booths and a variety of entertainment, including a magician & pony rides! Join the Boston Healthy Start Initiative on Wednesday, June 15, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Harambee Park (corner of Blue Hill Avenue and Talbot Avenue) in Dorchester. The park is adjacent to the Boys and Girls Club at 15 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester 02124.

This event is put on by the Boston Healthy Start Initiative & Father Friendly Initiative, programs housed at the Boston Public Health Commission. For more information, contact the Boston Healthy Start Initiative by phone (617 534-7828) or email (

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