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Henry Ford, Children’s Health Fund Expand Access to Health Care with Second Mobile Medical Clinic for Detroit’s Medically Underserved Children
Date:10/28/2013

can’t see the black board, how are they going to learn? Education is their ticket to a brighter future, and we believe every child deserves that chance. We are so pleased to work with Henry Ford Health System, and so thankful for our generous funders, as we work together towards that goal.”

“The first mobile medical clinic made a big difference in the lives of thousands of children in Detroit who couldn’t get basic health care services like wellness exams and checkups,” said U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow. “I’m thrilled that with a second mobile clinic, made possible by the partnership between the Children’s Health Fund, the Henry Ford Health System, and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, even more children will receive the health care they need to succeed both inside and outside of the classroom.”

“The children of Detroit are our greatest asset for the future,” said Nancy Schlichting, CEO of Henry Ford Health System. “It is our job to keep them healthy so they can stay in school and get a good education. We are grateful to Children’s Health Fund for our partnership, and to the national and local funders who have made this second mobile medical clinic a reality and are supporting its operation.”

Henry Ford pediatrician Elliott Attisha, D.O., is the medical director for the Children’s Health Project of Detroit, under the leadership of Charles Barone, M.D., the chair of pediatrics at HFHS.

This new clinic is the first in the Children’s Health Fund fleet of 50 mobile medical clinics to include “slide outs” on both sides of the vehicle to significantly increase the interior and provide more space for two examining rooms as well as a private office for case management, parent meetings and consultations with specialists.

The “greenest” of all Children’s Health Fund clinics to date, the new mobile clinic is made of green certified materials and complies with strict emissions standards. The smiling kids on the exterior graphics showcase r
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