Wolfson Children’s Health Center to host drive-thru back-to-school bash
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Posted by: DCMS
The following is a news release from Wolfson Children's Health Center:
Who: In this time of uncertainty, community partners across Jacksonville are uniting to put children’s health first at the Drive-Thru Back to School Bash. Families will have the opportunity to learn about health resources available through Wolfson Children’s Health Center at Jean Ribault High School, a school-based health center created to give students in underserved communities access to health care. The center is supported by Duval County Public Schools, the Duval County Department of Health, Sulzbacher Center and Full Service Schools of Jacksonville. The Back to School Bash is sponsored by Wolfson Children’s Health Center and the Jean Ribault High School Class of 1985.
What: Child health is our top priority, which is why this year’s Back to School Bash will be virtual. Students and their parent/legal guardian will be able to drive through the event to receive a free backpack and school supplies, along with a face mask (while supplies last). Each attendee will receive a hot dog, chips and a drink, while supplies last. The event is free and open to the community. Families will also receive educational resources to take control of their health, including information on enrolling children in health insurance and asthma education. Students must be present to receive supplies and food.
When: Saturday, August 1, 2020
9 am – noon
Where: Wolfson Children’s Health Center
Ribault High School
3701 Winton Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32208
Wolfson Children’s Hospital relies on the generosity of members of our community. To support Wolfson Children’s Hospital, please visit wolfsonchildrens.com.
About Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville
Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, is a part of Baptist Health, Northeast Florida’s most comprehensive health system serving every stage of life. Wolfson Children’s is the only children’s hospital in Northeast Florida and serves as the pediatric referral center for North Florida, South Georgia and beyond. Staffed 24/7 by pediatric nurses and other healthcare professionals specially trained to work with children, the 216-bed, patient- and family-centered hospital features the latest pediatric medical technology in a welcoming, child-friendly environment. At Wolfson Children’s, nationally recognized pediatric specialists representing nearly every medical and surgical specialty work with pediatricians to provide care for children of all ages with congenital heart conditions, cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and endocrinology disorders, orthopedic conditions, behavioral health conditions, traumatic injuries, and more. Wolfson Children’s pediatric institutional partners include Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the University of Florida College of Medicine—Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic Florida. A Magnet™-designated hospital since 2010, Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been named among the U.S. News & World Report 50 Best Children’s Hospitals year after year, and in 2019, was selected as one of only 10 children’s hospitals in the country as a Leapfrog Top Children’s Hospital, a recognition of patient quality and safety. For additional information, please visit wolfsonchildrens.com.