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Your donations from last year helped thousands of children get the health care they deserve. The Idol Gives Back grant has funded more than 100,000 medical, mental health and dental care visits to children and families across the country and counting...
More than 20 Million children aren’t getting the necessary preventative and primary care they need to grow and thrive, causing millions of unnecessary trips to Emergency Rooms. The grant has provided…
The Surgeon General says that 1 in 5 children have a diagnosable mental disorder. More than 70% of American youth don’t receive the mental health counseling they need. Without intervention childhood mental disorders may have serious repercussions including school failure, drug abuse, violence and suicide.
The grant has provided:
The Surgeon General calls dental problems the “Silent Epidemic” that results in more than 51 Million school hours of missed school each year. The grant has:
Expanded and/or started dental services in four communities – the hiring of new staff and upgrade of state-of-the art equipment including one new custom designed Mobile Dental Health Unit will provide dental services to 3,500 kids within the first year – caring for more than 70,000 teeth.
25 Million children in the US are overweight or obese, that’s one in every 3 children between the ages 2 and 19. Obesity increases the risk of many chronic diseases including diabetes and cancer.
The grant made it possible to: