Beyond Our Walls: Making a Difference Locally and Globally

Children playing tug of war Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) staff work tirelessly, day in and day out, to deliver exceptional care to the patients within our walls. But our commitment doesn’t end there. We all share a determination to be the very best allies for the patients in our care and for children and families locally and globally.

Although CHOP is best known for clinical breakthroughs, we have focused on community health needs since our founding. These efforts rely on the generosity of CHOP donors. Below are several programs that can benefit from philanthropic support of our For Tomorrow’s Breakthroughs campaign:

Community Asthma Prevention Program

The Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP) offers free asthma education classes in familiar environments, such as schools, churches, daycare centers and community centers throughout the city. Classes are structured so both caregivers and children with asthma can learn simultaneously.

Fostering Health Program

In Philadelphia, more than 5,000 children are in foster, kinship or residential care each year and many of these kids and teens. Children in foster care often lack routine healthcare or miss regular immunizations due to frequent changes in placement and medical providers. To help meet the healthcare needs of these children, CHOP created the Fostering Health Program (FHP). Through this outpatient assessment program, a multidisciplinary team of specialists at CHOP work together to assess and provide guidance for the healthcare needs of children in foster care.

Homeless Health Initiative

CHOP's Homeless Health Initiative (HHI) provides free health services to women and children living in local emergency housing shelters. Dedicated volunteers from the HHI offer high-quality medical and dental care, health education, and more to shelter residents in the Philadelphia area.

Violence Prevention Initiative

The Violence Prevention Initiative at CHOP is an evidence-based effort to protect youth from violence. The program strives to reduce the incidence and impact of aggression on children and families in our community through educational programming in schools and the community, screening for risk in clinical settings, and direct casework with injured youth and their family members. It has become a national and global model for hospital-based and community-delivered violence prevention.

PRICare at CHOP Karabots Pediatric Care Center in West Philadelphia

PRICare is a program designed to help caregivers learn to navigate the challenges that come with raising young children. CHOP’s research on the program has shown that early intervention reduces the risk of behavioral health problems later.

Support our next breakthrough

Through this campaign, support from employees like you will empower us to help more children and families in more communities. You may choose to support our community and advocacy initiatives and programs or invest in another area that touches your heart. Please give today.