The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to giving all children the gift of childhood. Children's Hospital serves an increasing number of communities in the Philadelphia region, as well as patients traveling from 50 states and 46 countries. Translational research at Children's Hospital leads to the development of innovative treatments, therapies, cures and interventions that have a broad and significant impact on pediatric healthcare worldwide. The Hospital is also dedicated to a variety of influential programs and initiatives designed to improve health, education and awareness of children and families everywhere.

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Programs that benefit the Community

  • CHOP Specialty License Plate Program

    Celebrate your dedication to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in your daily travels. The plate costs $45. All of the proceeds go to programs that CHOP delivers in surrounding communities through the CHOP Cares Community Fund. You can even make an additional contribution above $45 - all the extra goes to CHOP.

  • Global Health

    Global Health brings pediatric medical expertise and care to children living in extreme poverty in the developing world, while providing important educational and research opportunities for Children's Hospital residents, fellows, and other staff.

  • Center for Injury Research and Prevention

    The Center for Injury Research and Prevention is a comprehensive pediatric trauma research facility at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia dedicated exclusively to addressing injury, the leading cause of death for children and adolescents.

  • Center for Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS

    The Center for Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program dedicated to fighting the AIDS epidemic among young people on every front, including education, clinical care, patient outreach and extensive basic and clinical research efforts.

  • Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP)

    For 10 years, CAPP has served children with asthma and their families: offering asthma education classes, a home visiting program, training for primary care practitioners and continuing education for school professionals.

  • Evenstar Bereavement Program

    At Children's Hospital, we believe that care for a family needs to continue even if the child has died, and offer many forms of support to help families rebuild their lives after the death of a child.
  • Family Health Coverage Program

    For families who are uninsured, underinsured or need assistance paying for their child's medical care, the Family Health Coverage Program answers questions and helps secure available public and private assistance funding as well as Children's Hospital's Charity Care.

  • Healthy Weight Program

    This interdisciplinary program addresses the serious issue of childhood obesity. It incorporates a medical clinic, behavioral interventions, clinical training, educational programming, and a sensitive environment.

  • Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)

    This program's primary objective is to support expert interdisciplinary clinical and leadership training to graduate and post-graduate level fellows from diverse healthcare disciplines.

  • Poison Control Center (PCC)

    Certified by the American Association of Poison Control Centers, the PCC at Children's Hospital is a regional poison control services provider, offering a 24-hour-a-day emergency hotline for poisoning incidents and poison information.

  • Safe Place: The Center for Child Protection and Health

    Over the last 25 years, Children's Hospital has developed the region's—and one of the nation's—most comprehensive programs to address the critical issues of child abuse, neglect and placement in substitute care.

  • Sickle Cell Center

    A recognized leader in both clinical care and groundbreaking research, the Center is one of 10 comprehensive sickle cell centers in the nation as recognized by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

  • Vaccine Education Center

    The Vaccine Education Center stands alongside the CDC as a global leader in providing accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information about childhood vaccines and the diseases they prevent to parents and healthcare professionals.

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