Fight For Children is a proud partner with Children’s National Medical Center
to ensure kids in Washington, DC, receive quality healthcare
"The hardworking team at Children's National is innovative and always looking for new ways to provide comprehensive healthcare for children most in need. Children's National shares our commitment to helping low income children stay healthy, and we are proud to continue our longstanding partnership."
– Michela English, President & CEO, Fight For Children
Fight For Children is providing funding so Children's National and its mobile dental clinic can deliver high-quality, regular dental care to children at four Head Start sites operated by the United Planning Organization. At these sites, Children's National provides dental screenings and cleanings at no charge to three- and four-year olds.
Fight For Children is also collaborating with Children's National on an innovative three-year community assessment of families--especially infants and toddlers--living in DC's Kenilworth-Parkside neighborhood and their behaviors affecting diet, physical activity, and health care. This project is part of the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative, a coordinated effort led by the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School, which aims to dramatically improve education and health care in Kenilworth-Parkside by coordinating a wide range of social, medical, and educational programs.
The late Joseph E. Robert, Jr. launched Fight For Children in 1990 to give back to the community in which he and his employees lived and worked; he also distinguished himself as a special friend of Children’s National Medical Center.