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The Clark Guardian & Child Network at Children’s Countrywide Medical center, honoring an investment decision from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Basis, will emphasis on the health and fitness and nicely-getting of expectant moms and kids up to age three.


June thirty, 2020

WASHINGTON – Children’s Countrywide Medical center nowadays introduced a $36 million investment decision from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Basis to present people with higher entry to psychological health and fitness care and community means. 

“We are deeply grateful for the longstanding support and generosity of the Clark Basis and their need to devote in the D.C. community,” reported Kurt Newman, M.D., President and CEO of Children’s Countrywide Medical center. “The impression of their philanthropy will empower Children’s Countrywide to present better maternal care and psychological health and fitness means for moms and people, which could present life-extensive rewards to kids in our community.”

The Clark Guardian & Child Network pairs clinical innovation with community partnerships to support underserved expecting and postpartum women and kids up to age three. It will bridge a hole between prenatal care and early childhood progress with a emphasis on psychological health and fitness:

  • Making higher entry to psychological health and fitness care by expanding community-centered screenings and support for expecting women, putting extra psychological health and fitness experts along with pediatricians and developing a psychological health and fitness clinic for infants and toddlers
  • Endorsing good property environments and building a more robust basic safety web for at-danger kids
  • Putting relatives advocates in susceptible neighborhoods
  • Developing a community of community partners to support people with social, emotional and money troubles

“Basically set, healthy mothers have healthy babies,” reported Catherine Limperopoulos, Ph.D., Director of the Producing Mind Institute at Children’s Countrywide. “The target of the Clark Guardian & Child Network is to give all women supportive and good environments for them and their kids.”

In addition to Children’s Countrywide, the Clark Basis is investing in other hospitals and community-centered care suppliers in Washington, D.C. These Clark-funded corporations will share results and development with just one another, operating hand-in-hand to assist pave the way for a healthy, thriving potential for kids and people.

“As the leading children’s clinic in the area, Children’s Countrywide Medical center has been a longstanding lover of the Clark Basis, the Clark relatives and innumerable people in D.C.,” reported Courtney Clark Pastrick, Clark Basis Board Chair. “We are very pleased to devote in their perform to meet people wherever they are and present crucial support to moms, caregivers and kids for the duration of their early many years of life. We are assured that Children’s National’s motivation to innovation and to sharing finest procedures with suppliers throughout the metropolis will result in impression, not only at a relatives stage, but at a community stage and over and above.”

“Our staff is thrilled to construct a impressive community in partnership with essential community teams, many thanks to the metropolis-huge investment decision of the Clark Basis,” reported Lee Beers, M.D., FAAP, Health care Director of Community Health and Advocacy at the Child Health Advocacy Institute at Children’s Countrywide. “This is a remarkable chance to have an effect on major and lasting modify at the relatives, community and finally population stage.”

The Clark Guardian & Child Network will start on July one, 2020.

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About the A. James & Alice B. Clark Basis

The A. James & Alice B. Clark Basis partners with grantees who construct practical, speedy and concrete connections between energy and chance, and focuses its investments in the adhering to locations: educating engineers to fix society’s hardest troubles, improving the lives of veterans and their people, and furnishing customers of the D.C. community the finest chance to prosper.