Having access to ongoing preventative care is vital to good health. Routine and consistent pediatric visits keep children up-to-date on their immunizations, gauge their development, identify health problems and educate parents on good health practices – all measures that help to prevent future illness and injury.
Community health centers and hospital clinics are at the forefront for ensuring that medically underserved children receive the care they need. Without their safety net, many of these children and families would have to use local emergency rooms as a primary care physician of last resort.
CDF believes that good health begins early. We provide grants to community health organizations to promote healthy pregnancies, good birth outcomes, and enhance the knowledge and skills of infant care. Programs typically feature month-long classes in good nutrition and health,… [More about Healthy Pregnancy]
CDF provides grants to improve primary and preventative medical care for children at neighborhood health centers and hospital clinics. CDF gives funds to add to or expand treatment areas for children at these facilities and to provide additional pediatric medical… [More about Pediatric Wellness]
Teenagers, especially in special populations, need to be informed about their rights to health care so that they can advocate for themselves as they move into adulthood. Pediatricians, rather than parents, are often at the forefront of communicating good health… [More about Teen Health]
According to the Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention, in the Hudson Valley an estimated 50,000 children will be treated for traumatic injuries this year at local hospital emergency rooms. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading… [More about Trauma Prevention]
Good health starts early. Babies need routine and consistent medical care in their first year of life. Well Baby visits are vital and provide immunizations, development assesment, early screening and education for good nutrition, safety and care – good health… [More about Well Baby Visits]