We aim to build on the presence of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in the community. By improving residents’ access to health care coverage, primary care, fresh fruits and vegetables, we are helping to prevent obesity and prematurity, and reducing infant mortality rates. The Charitable Pharmacy is filling a huge health care gap, providing needed prescription medication to eligible Franklin County Residents who cannot afford them.
The Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio provides free medications to low-income, uninsured and underinsured Franklin County residents who cannot afford their medication. The pharmacy operates through the support of a number of donors, including all central Ohio hospital systems.
Farmers’ Markets- Nationwide Children’s and Columbus Public Health both offer farmers’ markets featuring fresh foods through the summer and fall, accepting WIC vouchers, Senior Vouchers, and SNAP cards. By bringing farmers’ markets to HNHF neighborhoods, residents are able to make healthier choices.
Farmers' Market Tuesdays
Student Screenings- Nationwide Children’s Hospital has partnered with Columbus City Schools on screening programs to document the extent of obesity problems in kindergarten, third grade and fifth grade students. HNHF health and wellness programs are designed to help kids tackle the obesity problem using child-friendly, sustainable methods.
FAN Club- Fitness And Nutrition (FAN) Club is a 30-week, after-school fitness training program combined with a social cognition-based nutrition program for high risk and obese children. The program is a partnership between Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus City Schools and Mount Carmel College of Nursing.