Government & Community Affairs

Community Benefit Plan

It is part of our mission to provide leadership in child health through treatment, education, advocacy and research, through the care of critically or chronically ill children.

Our mission reflects passion for patient care, research and the training of future health professionals and extends beyond our buildings and direct services to include the well-being of the communities we serve.

Through forming partnerships with community-based organizations, we are able to combine interests and expertise for the improvement of programs and policy interventions leading to enhanced quality of life for our neighbors.

Community benefit initiatives and programs at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital address local community health including:

  • Community Health Services
  • Health Professional Education
  • Mission Driven Health Services
  • Research
  • Financial and In-Kind Contributions
  • Community Building Activities
  • Charity Care
View Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Fiscal Year 2017 Community Benefit Report Narrative

Unified4Allkids

Unified4Allkids is collaborative effort to create social change around the top health issues affecting the children in our community.

This process began in 2016 when Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, guided by a community advisory council, solicited input from parents, educators, non-profit professionals, community leaders and health care providers to identify the most pressing pediatric health needs in the community.

The community health needs assessment (CHNA) revealed that a family's household income level was a determining factor in understanding our children's health and well-being and identified five key areas of need:

  • Asthma/allergies
  • Obesity/overweight and chronic disease/pre-diabetes
  • Mental health and bullying
  • Birth outcomes/infant mortality
  • Substance and alcohol abuse/tobacco use

Launched in 2018, the Community Benefit Strategic Implementation Plan (CBSIP) outlines objectives, actions and steps to make progress in each of these areas of need and offers recommendations on evaluation. We ask our partners and supporters to champion the CBSIP by integrating and adopting parts of the plan into their protocols and to track our progress on our accountability dashboards.

Learn more about the Community Health Needs Assessment
Learn more about the Community Benefit Strategic Implementation Plan

If you have comments or questions, please contact Community Affairs at 727-767-2392.

Health Issues

Allergies / Asthma

More children face allergies and asthma than any other health issue. When grouped together, asthma and allergies were, by far, the health issues most often cited by parents.

To address this issue we are seeking to reinstate the Suncoast Pediatric Asthma Coalition, advocate changes to municipal codes related to carpeting, second-hand and third-hand tobacco smoke, and establish processes to improve coordination of care among health care providers, schools and parents.

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Overweight / Obesity & Chronic Disease

At least one in four children are overweight or obese. Among middle and high school students, one in three. This top health issue is more widespread in children than their parents realize.

We aim to create healthier schools by empowering and assisting the existing Healthy School Teams, parents and school staff to adopt health assessment recommendations at their schools and at the district level.
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Mental Health / Bullying

A top issue for youth at all income levels in St. Petersburg is mental health, which includes bullying that impacts mental health. Mental health (including trauma, anxiety and depression that often goes undiagnosed or untreated, and severe bullying) is a widespread issue.

To address this issue we are advocating for a mental health therapist in every school, required bullying prevention curriculum at every school, and a program to identify and assist isolated students.

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Birth Outcomes / Infant Mortality

About one in 10 parents reported birth-related issues as a health issue their children have faced. Birth-related issues including infant mortality are more prevalent among Black / African-American low-income women, whose children under age 1 have higher infant mortality rates than their white counterparts.

We aim to refine countywide referral process to maternal and child health home visiting programs, educate providers to conduct more comprehensive screenings to identify social health needs, and provide health literacy information to prenatal mothers and fathers enabling them to be more involved in their individual care, which in turn influence the well-being of their pregnancy and baby.

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Substance Abuse / Tobacco Use

The sharp uptick of countywide opioid-related drug abuse and its resulting hospitalizations and deaths was prioritized over other types of substance abuse, particularly in consideration of a national public health emergency declared in October 2017.
 
To address this issue we will assist the Pinellas County Opioid Task Force with education and awareness efforts, including the development of an awareness campaign on drug addiction for schools, after-school programming and specialized groups targeting youth.

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