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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

ecent patients who were photographed by Dr. Attisha. Designed by Children’s Health Fund experts in collaboration with the Children’s Health Project of Detroit, all of these features support an ambitious level of comprehensive care and reflect the project’s goal to be an intrinsic part of the communities it serves. The new clinic was underwritten by W. K. Kellogg Foundation, and the new clinic’s operations will be funded, in part, by the Foundation.

One of the chronic illnesses likely encountered on the mobile clinics is children who suffer from asthma. Asthma is epidemic in Detroit. An estimated 20 percent of children suffer with this chronic but very manageable disease. To help provide support in teaching and treating kids about their illness, Molina Healthcare is working with the Children’s Health Project of Detroit to create an asthma program to help keep kids healthy.

Verizon Foundation has launched a secured text messaging program helping kids in Children’s Health Project of Detroit’s asthma program to better manage their own health and receive reminders and tips to avoid ER visits. Verizon Foundation is also providing enhanced internet connectivity for both Clara and Hank, linking the mobile clinics to HFHS electronic health records to promote continuity of care for patients.

Additional support for the Children’s Health Project of Detroit is generously provided by CATCH Charity for Children, Detroit Lions Charities, The Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, Michigan Department of Community Health, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Superior Ambulance.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11276207.htm.


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