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Caring for kids is all we do
We are compassionate healthcare providers, advocates, and educators thoroughly committed to advancing the health, happiness, and well-being of children everywhere. We strive to make a meaningful difference in the future of pediatric medicine and in the lives of children.
We know many diseases and disorders begin in childhood and adolescence, and emphasize prevention and early intervention—so we can give children the best chance for a healthier future. We are making progress in critical areas, including mental health, obesity, congenital heart disease, and pain medicine.
The prevalence of children and teens with a mental disorder has become more apparent in recent decades, and mental illness has rightly become a national concern. As a dedicated children’s hospital, we can attest that emotional healing is integral for better health. Our programs and services provide children with holistic treatment of the body and the mind incorporating life-long coping skills.Read More
To address the complex challenge of obesity, the Obesity Institute at Children’s National is making a difference through family education, community partnerships, clinical programs focused on improving health, and by contributing to the national dialogue on evidence-based solutions.Read More
We established the Congenital Heart Disease Screening Program to promote the use of pulse oximetry as part of routine screening for newborns, a potentially life-saving step. This inexpensive and quick test can help detect critical congenital heart disease the most common birth defect and has been implemented through the world because of our experts.Read More
The Pain Medicine Care Complex is transforming the way we understand and treat pain in children. The Complex also demonstrates how Children’s doctors and researchers are working together, translating scientific discoveries to clinical care, and the extraordinary benefits for patients.Read More