Advancing the Whole Picture of Child Health: Centering Equity & Collaboration

Spring Social Issue Talk Series
March 03, 2020
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Holland & Knight LLP
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Join the Social Innovation Forum on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 8:30-10:00 am for the Social Issue Talk "Advancing the Whole Picture of Child Health: Centering Equity & Collaboration." Breakfast will be provided


Megan Sandel
Megan Sandel, MD MPH, Co-Director, GROW Clinic, Boston Medical Center
Megan Sandel, MD MPH, is Co-Director of the GROW clinic at Boston Medical Center, Co-Lead Principal Investigator with Children’s HealthWatch, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health.  She is the former pediatric medical director of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, and is a nationally recognized expert on housing and child health. In 1998, she published with other doctors at Boston Medical Center, the DOC4Kids report, a national report on how housing affected child health, the first of its kind, and over the course of her career, Dr. Sandel has written numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles on this subject. In 2001, she became the first medical director of the founding site for medical-legal partnerships, Medical-Legal Partnership-Boston, and from 2007-2016 she served as the Medical Director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership.

She served as Principal Investigator for numerous NIH, HUD and foundation grants, working with the Boston Public Health Commission and Massachusetts Department of Public Health to improve the health of vulnerable children, particularly with asthma. She has served on national boards, including Enterprise Community Partners, and national advisory committees at American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC Advisory Committee for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention.

2020 Social Innovator 

Vital Village Network 
Vital Village Network fosters partnerships between residents and organizations designed to improve community capacity, transform systems of care and education, and foster innovation to promote child wellbeing, prevent early life adversities, and achieve equity

Track Partner 
Inspire Boston Funder Collaborative


This Spring, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) will continue our annual Social Issue Talk Series. We will hold eight free educational events across the city where funders and community leaders can hear from leading experts in our social impact community and our 2020 Social Innovators about the latest trends, best practices, and exciting innovations across a variety of fields.