The Grand Opening will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will include a ribbon cutting, tours of the new facility, a meet-and-greet with staff, and light refreshments.
The Center for the Urban Children is a community-focused primary care initiative of St. Christopher’
The newly-constructed 30,000 sq. ft. medical office building features modern and advanced technology and equipment, and it will serve as a critical resource to the City of Philadelphia by addressing the full-range of social determinants of the health of the children it serves.
According to Carolyn Jackson, CEO at St. Christopher’
· Modifying factors that contribute to disparities, e.g. positive parenting education, screening for social concerns that affect child health, smoking cessation interventions for parents to reduce childhood asthma and providing legal and social services to address those concerns,.
· Improving diagnosis and care in disease states with disparities, rapid access to needed subspecialty services, and care coordination within a medical home model.
· Reducing barriers to healthcare access, e.g. implementation of community-based care navigators to improve health education and adherence to treatment plans
“We’re extremely excited to be able to offer these types of services to the children in and around Philadelphia,”
As of opening date, the General Pediatrics Department, the Grow Clinic, and the Child Protection Program will be housed in the CUC.
Other primary care services and programs to be provided at the Center for the Urban Child will include the PhilaKids Medical Legal Partnership, Farm to Families/Fresh Rx food programs, breastfeeding support, pediatric bereavement groups, the Family Safe Zone parenting program, and a screening and referral program for victims of family or intimate partner violence.