Community Health & Dental Care, Inc. (CHDC) was selected among 50 national winners in the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Phase 1 P4 Challenge for innovation in promoting pediatric primary care to improve child health.
The goal of the nationwide P4 Challenge is to increase access to well-child visits and improve immunizations within pediatric primary care settings.
CHDC’s winning submission “Centering Well Checks for a Healthier Community!” was among over 240 submissions received across the nation.
Winners represented pediatric primary care providers and partners including federally qualified health centers, academic medical centers, community-based mobile units, and partnerships with local churches, fire departments and other community-based organizations.
CHDC was awarded $10,000 to implement its proposal during Phase 2, from May 2021 through September 2021, with a chance to be awarded up to $25,000 in October 2021.
Phase 1 applicants were judged by their understanding of the population served and its need, its innovative approach, and potential impact.
“We are very excited to partner with the YWCA Tri-County Area and Rickett’s Center in Pottstown to increase vaccination rates and provide well checks in a creative and innovative approach by engaging with parents so their children of all ages can receive their annual well checks.”, says Bridgette McGivern, CEO of Community Health & Dental Care.
According to HRSA’s website, ‘the CDC reports that declines in vaccination coverage might leave young children and communities vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles.’
It goes on to say, ‘Well-child visits also declined since the COVID-19 pandemic.’ HRSA’s messaging reinforces the importance for parents and caregivers to maintain child well-visits and maintain timely vaccinations.
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