Lucy Marcil, MD
Marcil is a pediatrician at Boston Medical Center, assistant professor of pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine, and co-founder of BMC's StreetCred program, which provides free tax services to families who are eligible to receive the earned income tax credit and child tax credit. Marcil is also a 2018 TED Fellow, joining a class of 20 change-makers from around the world.
Boston Medical Center's tax-prep program explains the broader benefits of opening a college savings account and will help families do it.
We, as trusted providers, have a real opportunity on a personal level to break down barriers informing vaccine concerns and fears.
Pediatricians know social determinants greatly influence child health, but we rarely address them in well visits. It's time to rethink the standard of care.