In the early 1970's, Brookside and Martha Eliot Health Centers already existed in Jamaica Plain. A group of mothers in the South Street area felt that these were too far away to serve their needs and organized to get a center in the southern part of Jamaica Plain (JP). Out of that effort came a two-room operation located in Curtis Hall, with Nurse Practitioner, Barbara Hohman, and a small staff providing services for children. SJPHC subsequently grew fast to meet patient needs.
The purpose of the board is to promote and assist in the establishment, maintenance, and support of community health programs, services, and education at SJPHC. This may include: creating partnerships with other neighborhood health centers, providing feedback on health center services or identifying new needs, advocating for an approach to care that recognizes social determinants of health, reviewing quality data, connecting the health center to other organizations, fundraising, local community scholarship implementation, and sponsoring appreciation luncheons for staff. Currently, there are nine members on the board working closely with the SJPHC Executive Director, Tom Kieffer. A majority of board members are long-term patients of SJPHC and live either in Jamaica Plain or the surrounding communities.
At SJPHC, we are committed to working in partnership with organizations across sectors, not just health care organizations, to promote the health of our patients and our community. We love our partners because...
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