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Visit Whittier Street Health Center’s Women for Whittier page to find out how you can become involved in promoting health in our community

  • April 1, 2010

The need to strengthen, support and stand by families in Boston is at an all time high. Women for Whittier is committed to advancing innovative ways to address and resolve issues related to women and children’s health.

Members of Women for Whittier provide support to programs at Whittier Street Health Center that are designed to improve disparities in health for women, children and families in Boston.

The initatives, supported by Women for Whittier, include:

The implementation of the Centering Pregnancy Program in Whittier’s OB/GYN Department. The Centering Pregnancy Program utilizes a group model of care delivery and has been shown to improve pregnancy outcomes for at-risk populations. Within Whittier’s community, rates of infant mortality, low-birthweights and pre-term births are very high.

Early intervention and screening services for developmental disabilities within Whittier’s Pediatrics Department. Children within Whittier’s community are at-risk for late stage diagnosis for developmental disabilities such as autism. This program supports parents access the services they need for their children to screen, diagnose and treat developmental disabilities.

The DecisionArts Program, which utilizes Arts Therapy to help girls who have been affected by violence. DecisionArts allows girls a healthy and productive outlet concerning violence they have faced in their lives, as well as other issues affecting teenage girls, such as self-esteem, peer pressures and sexual health.

Women for Whittier meets bi-annually to discuss these issues, as well as progress in addressing the health of women, children and families in Boston.

Our next event will be June 23, 2010, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.

Women for Whittier seeks to reach 1,000 women in the Greater Boston area, who are commited to these causes. If you are interested in joining Women for Whittier please call (617) 989-3182.

View pictures from past Women for Whittier events:

June 2009 Tea Event at the Four Seasons

2009 Holiday Tea Event at the Four Seasons

A note about Whittier and COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in our area, we ask all clients and patients to call ahead before coming to any of our sites. We are working to take care of most clients/patients via phone/video encounter so we can meet your ongoing healthcare needs. This is for your safety and so we can provide the highest quality of care to you while following CDC guidance for COVID-19. Please call 617-427-1000 for any questions or concerns.

Whittier will provide COVID-19 testing from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday to Friday. Following CDC guidance, we recommend testing if you have a fever AND one of the following three symptoms: cough OR shortness of breath OR sore throat. Please bring your picture identification and your insurance card (if you have insurance).