Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know
We’ve teamed up with other area institutions, both public and private, on citywide public health initiatives.
Because we believe in the power of partnerships.
Improving health outcomes for children in the community is part of our mission. As the only hospital in the region dedicated exclusively to caring for kids, Children’s National Hospital mobile health services are one way we help make high-quality care accessible to more children and families in the Washington, D.C., area.
As planning begins for a new regional medical center in Central Southern Maryland, physicians at Children’s National have developed a forum for education and outreach to the area’s pediatricians.
Through Children’s School Services, we’ve placed highly skilled, specialized school nurses on the ground in 110 public and 68 public charter schools in Washington, D.C.
Children’s National worked with other area intuitions to establish the DC Collaborative for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care and continues to serve as its administrative home. The citywide collaborative provides training and support to help DC pediatricians diagnose and manage their young patients’ mental health challenges.
Children’s National is a founding member of the DC Health Matters Collaborative, a citywide effort to reduce health disparities for the most vulnerable D.C. populations.As part of their work, the Collaborative manages DC Health Matters Connect, a tool that can help D.C. residents find free or reduced cost services in areas such as food, housing, health, transit, legal matters and more.
The DC Pediatric Injury Alliance works to reduce not just injuries from childhood accidents, but bullying, cyber-bullying, and dating violence. CHAI has brought together an alliance of Children’s National clinicians, first responders, public schools, and social services.
In response to our assessment of local health needs, CHAI helped build this community-driven alliance of dentists, doctors, government officials, public health specialists, educators, and community leaders to improve access to oral health services.