The Children’s Home of Cincinnati Receives Funding to Refurbish Health Clinic
September 2, 2014 –The 2014-2015 school year began with Deaconess Associations Foundation providing funding to The Children’s Home of Cincinnati to enhance the scope of its school health program. Through the generosity of Deaconess, The Children’s Home has refurbished a health clinic and is now able to provide additional school nursing services to the children who attend the therapeutic education programs located in Madisonville.
“Many children in our therapeutic schools lack access to health care and have unaddressed health challenges that affect their daily functioning,” says Ellen Katz, president & CEO, The Children’s Home. “We are committed to providing comprehensive care as part of our array of services and believe the Deaconess Health Check clinic will help us meet that need.”
Research has shown that the academic success of youth is strongly linked with their health. Healthy students have better attendance, are more attentive, and perform better than a child who is struggling with health issues. Some of the services that will be provided in the coming school year include immunizations, asthma or other chronic disease management, acute care for sick or injured students, oral health screening and referral, and vision and hearing screens.
“Deaconess is pleased to expand the presence of our Deaconess Health Check clinics to The Children’s Home of Cincinnati. Ensuring that students have access to primary health care services is indicative our organization’s support of healthcare related community initiatives,” says Tony Woods, chairman, Deaconess Associations Inc.
The Children’s Home serves vulnerable children of all ages through a variety of on-campus and community-based services. Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, The Children’s Home, a United Way agency partner, is dedicated to transforming the lives of more than 6,500 children and their families throughout the tri-state area. For more information on The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, please visit www.thechildrenshomecinti.org.