Cincinnati Children’s vision is to be the leader in improving child health. While we are committed to providing outstanding clinical services for our patients, we also understand that our responsibility to the Greater Cincinnati community extends beyond the walls of the hospital.

We work with families and community partners to address the physical and mental health needs as well as social determinants of health of children in greater Cincinnati.

In this community benefit report, you will learn about:

  • Bridge Clinic, an initiative through which we are working to improve mental health by increasing access to care and reducing Emergency Department visits.
  • All Children Thrive, a network of more than 30 local organizations and schools to improve literacy, prevent housing evictions, and solve other community health challenges.
  • Avondale Mothers Empowered to Nurse (AMEN), a partnership that inspires advocacy while increasing rates of breast-feeding in Avondale.
  • Career Insights, a collaboration with the Urban League of Greater Southwest Ohio that is successfully preparing participants for in-demand jobs in healthcare.
  • Imagination Library, a reading program based in primary care clinics that enrolls preschool children and their parents during the critical stage of development from birth to 5 years old.
  • Cincinnati Children’s partnership and investment in community development and capacity-building projects in Avondale.

These are a few examples of how our work with schools, civic and community organizations, health professionals, and most importantly parents and communities, is critical to our goal of "changing the outcome together."

We want to thank our many partners who share our commitment to improving child health. As we continue our work together, we will build a healthier community and brighter future for children and families.