Orlando, Fla. – (June 2, 2021) Nemours Children’s Primary Care, Central Florida, has been selected to join a national effort to identify strategies that will lead to a transformation of health care for our nation’s children. Nemours will join a cadre of 11 national leading child health care providers and participate in Accelerating Child Health Transformations. This multi-site learning community will assist pediatric practices in finding ways to address inequities and improve healthcare for children. It is made possible with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS).
“The entire enterprise at Nemours Children’s Health System is focused on devoting more attention and resources to meet the health needs of children,” said Dr. Tom Lacy, Division Chief of Nemours Children’s Primary Care and Urgent Care. “Nemours is honored to participate with other practices around the country to understand the impact of pediatric healthcare disparities and work toward eliminating inequities and improving the focus on families to create the healthiest generations of children.”
Over the next nine months, Nemours and the other 11 learning community participants will collaborate to identify strategies to support child healthcare transformation. The main goals of this initiative are to adopt anti-racist practices to advance health equity, create equitable partnerships with families and providers, and identify family strengths and health-related social needs to promote resilience.
CHCS will distill lessons from the sites’ efforts, which will be shared broadly with stakeholders nationally. For more information, visit www.chcs.org. CHCS chose each site which offered clear opportunities to build on existing strategies to improve child health care. The sites include:
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About Nemours Children’s Health System: Nemours Children’s Health is one of the nation’s largest multistate pediatric health systems, including two free-standing children's hospitals and a network of nearly 80 primary and specialty care practices across five states. Nemours seeks to transform the health of children by adopting a holistic health model that utilizes innovative, safe, and high quality care, while also caring for the health of the whole child beyond medicine. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, KidsHealth.org.
The Nemours Foundation, established through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy, and prevention programs to the children, families and communities it serves.