Through the HNHF initiative, Nationwide Children’s works to improve the physical and mental well-being of children in our community. We improve access to health care by offering community and school-based services.
Mobile Care Center
The Mobile Care Center provides needed primary care, preventive and educational services to medically underserved children by bringing Nationwide Children’s services to schools and neighborhoods.
Early Childhood Classroom Consultation and Support
Collaborating with area child care centers and preschool programs, Nationwide Children’s supports positive social and emotional development of our neighborhood’s youngest learners. Nationwide Children’s clinicians provide classroom consultation and trainings for staff regarding the impact of toxic stress and trauma; coaching and modeling on how to use trauma-informed practices in the classroom; individual child observation and planning around challenging behaviors; social emotional groups for children in the classroom; and strategies to promote family engagement.
Care Connection (School-Based Health Care)
Nationwide Children’s Care Connection partners works to improve students’ health and well-being so they can be successful in school. Primary care services are offered on-site in the school health clinic or through the Mobile Care Center by a nurse practitioner who works in partnership with the school nurse. The goal is to connect students without a doctor to one. In addition, licensed therapists provide counseling and prevention services in the school. They assist children to overcome life’s problems, feel better, manage their relationships with others and improve how they do in school.