Children's National Medical Center

2012 Community Benefit Report

The Future Starts Now: Healthier Kids,
Stronger Communities

At Children's National Medical Center, the future starts now! Our vision of Healthier Kids, Stronger Communities has been the motivation behind a number of forward-focused initiatives aimed at creating a lasting standard for prevention and community education, coupled with top-notch treatment and continuous improvement.

As always, the vision is carried out through a cadre of nationally recognized healthcare professionals, staff, and administrators who tirelessly serve the unique and diverse medical needs of the residents of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and the broader community. Their work provides a unique perspective of the health improvements important for all children, in every family. With this in mind, the hospital is committed to building a universal blueprint for improving healthcare that can be replicated in health systems, hospitals, and clinics in communities across the country. The programs highlighted in this report provide a glimpse of the important work being done at Children's National every day to foster healthier kids and stronger communities.

This report highlights a few of these accomplishments, including the:

Burn Prevention Education

Works to reduce burn injuries in high-risk communities through education and parental training on burn prevention techniques.

Brainy Camps Association

Summer camps offering a sense of hope and community to children with chronic illnesses, while providing education on how to manage their conditions.

Health Leads Family Help Desk

A volunteer-based program that reaches beyond the walls of the hospital and connects families with community resources that make a meaningful impact on the health and well-being of children and families in need.

Children's School Services

A holistic approach to meeting student health needs. This program combines family case management and school nursing to maximize the health and well-being of the child.