Ready for School: The Pediatric Holistic Health Initiative

/Ready for School: The Pediatric Holistic Health Initiative
Ready for School: The Pediatric Holistic Health Initiative 2019-01-30T13:49:41-04:00

KBR News Imprints Cares PHHI, Oct 15, 2018

This is an innovative and collaborative approach—funded by Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust–around the pediatric “home base” at Wake Forest Baptist Health sites and education and health community service providers, Imprints Cares and Family Services. In order to meet children and their families where they are early as we get them ready for school, we offer levels of tiered services. We address the physical, social-emotional, and educational health, and well-being of families so that children are healthy, safe, and ready to learn.

Robert E. Jones, Ph.D., director of Wake Forest Baptist’s Downtown Health Plaza and Winston East Pediatrics noted, “For more than 17 years, Imprints Cares has played an integral role in our partnership for the health and well-being of children and their families we see together, on-site, at the following Wake Forest Baptist clinic locations: Downtown Health Plaza, Westgate Pediatrics, and Winston East Pediatrics. Their professional staff is well respected by our medical team and we are excited about this expanded role under The Pediatrics Holistic Health Initiative.”

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Teen Girls & Young Moms Outreach

Imprints Cares Teen Girls & Young Moms Outreach supports pregnancy prevention and well as prenatal care at Wake Forest Baptist Downtown Health Plaza. This program is not to treat the symptoms, but to empower teen girls and young moms to change the way they think and act and structure their community network in such a way that they are able to make healthy choices. Through one-on-one consultations, child assessments, home visits, literacy, and enrichment activities, we spark their interest to succeed in school and in life. Wake Forest Baptist health residents and pediatricians also lead workshops as well.

We are thankful to our donor investors Wendy and Mike Brenner, Anna Reilly and
Matt Cullinan, and Woody Clinard, for their support over 4 years.

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• Second Harvest of NW providing nutrition and cooking classes

• The Olio STEAM glass blowing workshops with teens and their moms

• Safe Kids offer car seat donations for selected, qualified families along with installation and education on safety

• The Outreach Alliance for Babies and Newborns in Need both provide families with much needed bags of items such as clothes, blankets, diapers, wipes, and bassinettes

• The Department of Public Health provides lunch and learn education on SIDS, Folic Acid and Birth Control

  • DPH Dental Health program provides preventative dental health and dental screening donating toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss


Please Contact Berta Andrade, Director of Ready For School Programs, 336.713.9743