About Clinic in the Park

About Clinic in the Park2018-10-15T11:23:56+00:00

History

Founded in 2011, Clinic in the Park: One‐Stop Shop for Health is a volunteer pediatrician‐led project of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), national CATCH Program – Community Access to Child Health, and Orange County Pediatricians.

Mission

The Clinic in the Park’s mission is to establish innovative community-based one‐stop-shop‐for‐health model of health promotion. Using public space for health, Clinic in the Park is an innovative replicable strategy designed to bridge pediatrics and public health consistent with the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision. Clinic in the Park – a community resource, working with family resource centers is part of the medical home approach to pediatric care. Our long-term goal is to contribute to optimizing the health and well-being of children.

We target underserved children and their families, access to barriers to health and social services who generally do not have access to services. The Clinic services are free and offered on a Sunday when families are generally off work. Our long-term vision is to create a permanent community health and wellness center.

Who We Are

We are a dedicated team of pediatricians, nurses, dentists, dietitians, health educators, and other health and social service providers connecting, screening and educating children in neighborhood venues.

Goals

  • Provide free access to connections, safety-net screenings and health education in collaboration with community partners

  • Develop Child Health Resource Centers as a component of Family Resource Centers

  • Create an integrated health and social service delivery model between resource centers and the medical home of children

  • Develop the Clinic in the Park as a sustainable integral community service to achieve a collective impact on individual and community health

Funding

We are a fiscally sponsored project of OneOC, an American Academy of Pediatrics CATCH (Community Access to Child Health) project and a supported, in part, by Grant #H17MC26778 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children).

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