Health Care Access

Health Care Access 2017-03-29T11:12:02+00:00

Regular well-child visits with a primary care physician are vital to early childhood wellness.  When young children and their families are connected to a medical home, their pediatrician becomes a source of support and information.  Given the high cost of health care, families that live in poverty often have to choose between needs like food and shelter and ongoing health care.  Many families choose to wait to seek medical care for their children until the child is visibly sick.  Many parents of young children are lacking support from family members and social services agencies.  Without these resources, it can be overwhelming to navigate the complicated medical system.

Our Goal: Young children in Cuyahoga County …

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CPST, C. G. (2014, January March 1, 2017). Environmental and Policy Approaches to Increase Physical Activity: Community Scale urban design and land use policies. Retrieved from Community Guide for Preventive Services Task Force: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/sites/default/files/assets/PA-Environmental-Community-Scale-Urban-Design-Land-Use.pdf