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A Significant Investment in Community Education

Students from the Edward M. Kennedy Academy of Health Careers and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu work together to “take care” of a simulated patient with Mass General Chief Learning Officer James Gordon, MD.

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A Significant Investment in Community Education

New partnership between the City of Boston, Boston Public Schools, Mass General Brigham and Bloomberg Philanthropies aims to strengthen the health care workforce pipeline.

Mass General Giving
January 19, 2024

Recently, Bloomberg Philanthropies made a $38M donation to support a partnership between the City of Boston, Boston Public Schools and Mass General Brigham (MGB) to transform and expand the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers (EMK), an academically rigorous learning community in the Boston Public School system for students who express an interest in the health professions. The grant will enable MGB to work with the EMK to expand their existing health care-focused education tracks and will allow the school to double its enrollment.

In September 2023, leadership of the Peter L. Slavin, MD Academy for Applied Learning in Health Care hosted representatives from Bloomberg Philanthropies and the City of Boston onsite at the Mass General Learning Laboratory, where they had an opportunity to preview the impact of the Lunder Learning Hospital on preparing the health care workforce of the future. During the visit, the Mass General team provided hands-on teaching demonstrations in support of the grant application.

We are delighted that our vision for shared community learning contributed to the award and look forward to participating in the grant implementation through the Lunder Learning Hospital and Slavin Academy, working closely with the EMK and the City of Boston.

The partnership was announced at a press conference at Mass General’s Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024. The event featured Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, Anne Klibanski, MD, president and CEO of MGB and partners from Bloomberg Philanthropies. Lunder Learning Hospital teaching faculty led the EMK students and Mayor Wu through hands-on patient simulations designed to bring the health sciences to life for students of all ages.

Read more in The New York Times.

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