PHOENIX CHILDRENâ€™S RECEIVES $125,000 GRANT FROM THE BOEING COMPANY
By Claire Natale -
Thursday Mar 03, 2022
Phoenix Childrenâ€™s has been committed to improving the health and welfare of all children in the community, not just those patients treated in the brick and mortar facilities. In alignment with Boeingâ€™s mission to support outreach projects that directly improve access to quality health care to historically underserved communities, Phoenix Childrenâ€™s has received a $125,000 grant from The Boeing Company to support the health care systemâ€™s Homeless Youth Outreach (HYO) program. This investment will allow HYO to provide primary and preventative medical services to Arizonaâ€™s homeless youth population.
Now in its 21st year of operation, Phoenix Childrenâ€™s HYO program has been serving Arizonaâ€™s homeless youth population and is currently providing 31 weekly half day clinics utilizing two Mobil Medical Units (MMU) and three fixed-site clinics. This medical home model has worked as evidenced by more than 1,150 patients served who came back for 4,800 encounters at the HYO clinics in 2020. In years prior to COVID, the HYO program continually served more than 1,500 unique patients through more than 9,000 encounters.
â€œWe are proud to support the important work being done through this program. Phoenix Childrenâ€™s is such an amazing organization, and our employees enjoy volunteering with them and making a difference in these childrenâ€™s lives,â€ said Donna Golub, Boeing Supply Chain manager and the Boeing Mesa siteâ€™s Diversity Council co-chair. â€œWe are truly thankful for all you (Phoenix Childrenâ€™s) do for our children and families in our communities.â€
Phoenix Childrenâ€™s HYO program serves children and youth ranging in age from birth through 24 years who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness - working tirelessly to provide hope and holistic health care with respect and heart to Arizonaâ€™s homeless and at-risk youth. The HYO program offers primary and preventative medical services including Comprehensive Health Screenings, Medical Treatment, Medical/Community Referral and Referral Follow-up, Financial Advocacy, Community Outreach and Wellness Programs, Behavioral Health Services.
Without access to the HYO program, these children and youth are more likely to avoid seeking medical care until they are required to utilize emergency rooms and urgent care centers for medical care, placing tremendous financial burden on the health care system and surrounding community.
About Phoenix Childrenâ€™s
Phoenix Children's is Arizonaâ€™s only childrenâ€™s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Reportâ€™s Best Childrenâ€™s Hospitals. For 37 years, Phoenix Children's has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest childrenâ€™s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Childrenâ€™s delivers care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. Recognized specifically for its patient-focus ed innovation, medical education, growth and research, Phoenix Childrenâ€™s was named Business of the Year and Exceptional Innovator by the Greater Phoenix Chamber in 2018. For more information about the hospital, visit http://www.phoenixchildrens.org.
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