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Connect Kids to Care

Children's Health Fund (CHF) and The Clorox Company partnered to create Connect Kids to Care, the first part of a multi-year program that supports CHF’s goal of providing half a million health care visits to kids in need and empowering people across the country to be a part of the progress.

The program used Facebook to rally people across the country to the cause and to create awareness of the issue. Clorox pledged to donate $1.00 for each new fan on its Facebook page, up to $100,000, from April 2010 to January 2012. By 2011, 100,000 new fans on Clorox's Facebook page secured an additonal $100,000 donation from Clorox.

CONNECT KIDS TO CARE ON FACEBOOK

 


CONNECT WITH KIDS IN NEED

  • At least 14 million children and youth in the U.S. – one in five – live in poverty; and often when people live in poverty, they struggle to get access to ongoing health care. 
  • In many communities, a shortage of pediatricians and other child health professionals makes it difficult to provide adequate health care to children. Compounded with poor transportation options, this factor constitutes a significant barrier to care.
  • Nearly three million children have difficulty accessing care because transportation either is not affordable or not available in their communities.


CHILDREN'S HEALTH FUND AT WORK
 

Without access to regular health care, many children go without treatment for common ailments like asthma or cavities, which can lead to bigger problems if left untreated. Children's Health Fund's (CHF) mobile medical clinics go into underserved communities and provide ongoing care to children at schools, community centers, homeless shelters and other places in the heart of the community. In addition to pediatric primary care providers, the CHF network consists of other dedicated health care professionals including dentists, mental health providers and nutritionists. The medical home model is a way to ensure continuity of care throughout childhood and adolescence, and coordination of care from multiple providers and systems.

 


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Dr. Shapiro