Community Impact Report

Read articles from our Community Impact Report to learn about the projects Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is implementing in our communities and how our programs are helping kids throughout the nation and around the world.

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Most Recent Articles

Helping Families Overcome Trauma & Grow Resilience

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Children living in the neighborhoods around the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia campus in West and Southwest Philadelphia have experienced more than their fair share of trauma, which only increased with the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise in gun violence. 

A Trusted Source of Vaccine Information for 22 years

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During its first 20 years, the Vaccine Education Center (VEC) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, founded in 2000, became a trusted source of science-based information on vaccines, especially childhood vaccines. 

Kids at Philly Rec Centers Safer Now

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Automated External Defibrillator CPR Infographic

Each year, sudden cardiac arrest occurs in 23,000 children and youth across the US. With the help of Youth Heart Watch and a partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, children and others who suffer sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in a Philadelphia recreation center have a much better chance of survival.

Combatting the Opioid Epidemic

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The opioid epidemic is hitting Philadelphia hard. CHOP, in partnership with the Poison Control Center, is doing something about it.