Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is Magnet® designated and was ranked among the top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report 2015-16. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions.
With a community-based pediatric network, seven regional outpatient centers, an ambulatory surgery center, two emergency rooms, an acute care hospital, and collaborations throughout the region, Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children. With support provided through philanthropy, the experts of Children’s National develop therapies, find cures, and improve children’s health in our community, across the nation, and around the world. For more information, visit ChildrensNational.org or follow on Facebook and Twitter.
Founded in 1866 to feed starving orphans after the Civil War, the Children’s Health Board (CHB) is a non-profit organization and exclusive service and philanthropic affiliate of Children’s National Health System. Since 2000, the CHB has provided over $5 million in funding for priority Children’s National initiatives to advance the health and well-being of children in our community, especially those most in need, through advocacy, education, prevention, and early intervention.
In 2006, CHB pledged $1,000,000 as the founding sponsor of the Child Health Advocacy Institute (CHAI) and its Child Health Data Lab to proactively address health threats impacting children and to serve as an influential national voice in the development of child health policy.
Through its annual grants program, CHB also supports numerous health and well-being oriented initiatives including asthma management, immunizations, injury prevention, oral health, infant heart defect screening, early intervention mental health, and family programs through Children’s National community health centers in Shaw, Adams Morgan, and Anacostia.
In 2009, CHB made a $500,000 commitment to become a founding sponsor of the Obesity Institute at Children’s National. It has become a national model and leads the effort to create innovative solutions to help children achieve healthy weights and protect them from risks associated with being overweight–through treatment, advocacy and public policy, research, and education.
In 2015, CHB made a $500,000 commitment to the Dental Clinic Renovation at Children’s National. This will enable the Clinic to serve 12,500 dental patients per year, 2,500 more than are being served now. With a new “state-of-the-art” Dental Clinic, Children’s National will attract the best and brightest dental residents from the best dental schools in the country and beyond. At the same time, the hospital is “computerizing” all dental records. Good oral health is fundamental to good health in general.
Our goal is to help children in our community, and beyond, stay healthy and thrive where they live, learn, and play.