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Every Child Pediatrics

Every Child Pediatrics provides comprehensive, affordable health care to 24,000 Colorado children, based on the belief that all kids deserve high-quality health care and the opportunity to succeed. Each year we provide over $800,000 in uncompensated care to thousands of uninsured children.

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The Health and Wellness Center - Fort Collins

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Description

The Health and Wellness Center is a School Based Health Center (SBHC) operating in the Poudre School District in Fort Collins. SBHCs provide on-site primary health care services to students in schools with highest rates of poverty and lowest rates of insurance. SBHCs are located within a school building or on school grounds to make care easily accessible and decrease school absenteeism. According to several studies, SBHC patients are more likely to have had three primary care visits in the past year, less likely to have received emergency care, and more likely to have received a comprehensive well-child exam. The Health and Wellness Center operates at Centennial High School and Lincoln Middle School in Fort Collins. Their website is www.hwcenter.org.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Research shows that SBHCs eliminate barriers to positive physical and mental health, lower absenteeism and improve graduation rates. We provide students with high quality, confidential, youth centered services when and where they are needed most; helping students return to the classroom faster, ready and able to learn.

SBHCs focus on the health needs of young people; especially those who are at risk and/or with high need.

Four Corners Youth Clinics - Southwest Colorado

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Children (4-12 years)
Native Americans

Description

Four Corners Youth Clinics are School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) that operate at the Southwest Open School campus in Cortez and the Dolores schools campus in Southwest Colorado. SBHCs provide comprehensive medical care and support services to students in medical offices located on school grounds, providing convenient access to families. Patients receive the spectrum of primary care medical services as well as behavioral health counseling and other support services. SBHCs also coordinate with school district nurses and staff to coordinate care and work to keep students healthy and in school. The SWOS campus location serves students attending SWOS and also provides services to all youth, ages 0-21, in Montezuma County. The Dolores Schools Campus serves all students enrolled in the Dolores School District RE-4A and alumni up to age 21, siblings (under 18) of enrolled students, and any child in the Dolores community age 5 and under.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Research shows that SBHCs eliminate barriers to positive physical and mental health, lower absenteeism and improve graduation rates. We provide students with high quality, confidential, youth centered services when and where they are needed most; helping students return to the classroom faster, ready and able to learn.

SBHCs focus on the health needs of young people; especially those who are at risk and/or with high need.

Roaring Fork School Health Centers

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Children (4-12 years)
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Description

Roaring Fork School Health Centers provide accessible and affordable primary health care and education to students of the Basalt schools in the Roaring Fork Valley, thereby creating a healthy educational environment in which to learn and succeed. These sites are School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs), which provide care to students at medical offices located on school grounds. Services include sports physicals, well child exams, primary Care services, dental services, mental health assessments and therapy and nutrition services.

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Evidence of Program's Success



Medical Care

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Disabled, General or Disability unspecified
Ethnic/Racial Minorities - General
Families
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged/Indigent

Description

Medical providers support patients with medical exams, immunizations, sports physicals, chronic disease management, reproductive health counseling and prescribe medicine according to need.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Children are healthy and happy.

Behavioral Health Care

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- Other Specified Group
Families
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged
At-Risk Populations

Description

All patients are screened for behavioral health needs and counselors provide on-site interventions for children according to need as well as referrals to outside specialists. We also serves new mothers who may be experiencing pregnancy-related depression. We also work with families of at-risk infants and toddlers through a proactive preventive program called HealthySteps.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Physical and mental wellbeing are achieved.

Dental Health Care

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Disabled
Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- Other Specified Group
Families
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged

Description

Dental hygienists and dental assistants offer cleanings, fluoride treatment, and sealants on-site and support referrals for outside restorative dental care.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Good dental health.

Aurora School-Based Health Centers

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
Homeless
Physically Disabled
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged

Description

The Aurora School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) provide on-site primary health care services to students in schools with highest rates of poverty and lowest rates of insurance. SBHCs are located within a school building or on school grounds to make care easily accessible and decrease school absenteeism. According to several studies, SBHC patients are more likely to have had three primary care visits in the past year, less likely to have received emergency care, and more likely to have received a comprehensive well-child exam. Our Aurora sites are operated in partnership with Aurora Public Schools with names that are established by the school district. There are 4 sites: The Kids Clinic at Crawford Elementary School, the Kids Clinic at Laredo Child Development Center, Trojan Wellness Center at Central High School and Olympian Wellness Center at Gateway High School. These sites serve over 2,000 students and siblings a year and the vast majority of them are low income, uninsured or using Medicaid insurance.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Students and siblings have convenient access to affordable health care.

Edna's Food Pantry

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Children (4-12 years)
Families
Infants/Young Children (birth - 3 years)

Description

Edna's Food Pantry provides free nutritious food to families who need it. A Register Dietician provides advice about healthy eating.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Children and families support their health with nutritious, free food and advice from a registered Dietitian.

Care Navigation

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Disabled, General or Disability unspecified
Families
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged/Indigent

Description

Care Navigators work as part of the medical team to coordinate specialty medical care, help families apply for benefits, and connect families with community resources for housing, transportation, clothing, food, education, and other needs.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Families demonstrate increased stability.

Get Fit Clinic

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Children ages 5 to 21
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Description

Get Fit Clinic serves children with a high Body Mass Index who want to learn practical ways to live a healthier lifestyle. Services include medical exams and education about physical activity and healthy eating.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Patients who participate in the full program of 6 visits, report having more energy and begin to see improvement in their BMI, cholesterol, blood pressure, liver problems, and even bullying.

Thrive Clinic

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged

Description

Thrive Clinic serves patients experiencing slow or minimal growth due to food insecurity and/or medical conditions are supported by a team composed of a pediatrician, dietician, and resource coordinator. The team helps patients and their families evaluate medical needs, learn about nutrition, and access community resources to promote appropriate growth.

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Evidence of Program's Success

All graduates of the program remain on the growth curve and continue to develop normally.

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