Partners in the Community
At Children’s Health℠, we are invested in the health of our entire community, which is why we partner with other organizations to provide programs and services that will fulfill community healthcare needs. Our partnerships are described in detail below.
Beyond ABC is an annual report commissioned by Children’s Health with The University of Texas at Dallas' Institute for Urban Policy Research and the Beyond ABC Advisory Board, to examine the quality of life for children in North Texas. The book examines the counties of Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Fannin and Grayson, which is known as the ‘North Texas Corridor'.
Click here for available reports.
Safe Kids Dallas Area
Children's Health organized the Safe Kids Dallas Area campaign to help reduce the number of preventable injuries, which are the No. 1 killer of children under age 14. Campaign efforts target the use of car seats, as well as bicycle safety, drowning prevention and public policies advocating child safety. Educational programs that train community advocates are the campaign’s primary focus.
Immunize Kids! Dallas Area Partnership
In collaboration with the Immunize Kids! Dallas Area Partnership, Children’s Health is working to improve the immunization rates of Dallas-area children, .
Dallas-Area Safe Kids Coalition
In 1994, Children’s Health established the Dallas-Area Safe Kids Coalition to help prevent injury and childhood accidents, which are the No. 1 cause of death among young children, Childhood injury prevention also is one of the most effective ways to reduce healthcare costs. Prevention efforts not only save society money, but protect children from needless suffering and pain.
For more information about joining the group or volunteering, contact Safe Kids Dallas Area Coordinator Jesus Alderete at 214-456-1870 or 214-456-8160.
For a free car seat check, call the car seat safety line at 214-456-2059.
One of the more recent programs implemented by Children’s Health is called Population Health. This initiative encourages organizations to provide wellness programs and primary care options in non-traditional locations, like neighborhood churches and community centers.This innovative approach is possible only through the partnerships that Children’s is forming with other clinical organizations, physician groups and action-oriented neighborhood coalitions.
Children’s Health is a sponsor of the Dallas CHIP Coalition, which helps families of uninsured children apply for affordable health insurance through Children's Medicaid or CHIP. For more information on affordable health insurance for children, call 211 or visit the CHIP.
At Children’s Health, we are continuing to fight the epidemic of childhood obesity through our sponsorship of the Dallas Area Coalition to Prevent Childhood Obesity. The coalition promotes healthy lifestyles in Dallas-area children through physical activity and nutrition.