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Expanding opportunities in America’s cities

Whittier Street Health Center Committee Inc.

Roxbury, Mass.



As a primary provider of clinical and social services for 14,000 clients, the health center has led a partnership of agencies, academics and community organizations in developing the “Building Vibrant Communities” project. This grant supports the project’s work and expansion of its program model to address high rates of hypertension and depression among residents in Boston public-housing developments, aspart of the Safety-Net Enhancement Initiative, a cohort of eight communities around the country addressing health disparities through multi-sector collaboration.