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Care for Children, From Hospital to Home: Connecting health providers with community groups

HELP FROM HOSPITALS: A reading program run by Health + Hospitals helps young children develop cognitive skills needed for school. 

For too many kids, a visit to the doctor’s office is the start and the end of a journey to staying healthy. Nonmedical factors—like food, housing, and parental stress—can affect a child’s long-term physical, social and emotional well-being just as much as health care. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that health care providers screen children for nonmedical problems and, if necessary, connect families to local social services. 

That’s why The Trust is working with United Hospital Fund and the Altman Foundation to support partnerships between medical centers and social service agencies. The Trust is giving $20,000 to each of these six nonprofits:  

  • Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center is strengthening the Department of Family Medicine’s partnerships with two social service agencies. 
  • Mount Sinai Hospital is boosting the partnership between the Pediatrics Associates at Mount Sinai with three social service agencies. 
  • NYC Health + Hospitals is supporting Gouverneur Hospital’s partnership with four social service agencies. 
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is strengthening the Charles B. Rangel Community Health Center’s relationships with the Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership. 
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens is bolstering the Theresa Lang Children’s Ambulatory Center and the Jackson Heights Family Health Center’s work with Public Health Solutions. 
  • Northwell Health is supporting the Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Queens as it works with the Child Center of NY.  
And a $20,000 grant to the United Hospital Fund of New York is bringing together the partners listed above to learn from experts and each other. 

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