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Family Resource Connection

When patients and their families seek medical care, they often are additionally facing critical challenges in their lives – they may have little food, they may not have a job or they struggle to keep up with bills for utilities.  Unfortunately, these challenges often affect their health.

The Family Resource Connection uses a patient’s visit to the doctor as an opportunity to address the non-medical issues that have an impact on health. This program screens patient families for social needs and then identified families are referred to an Advocate working in the Dayton Children’s Hospital Family Resource Connection for resource connection and follow-up. The Family Resource Connection is modeled after the well-known and respected Health Leads program.

Health Leads

Health Leads ( is a national movement that mobilizes the nation’s undergraduates to provide high-impact services to low-income families and, in the process, to transform our healthcare system into one that is more effective and more just. Health Leads envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients' basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care.  Health Leads’ mission is to catalyze this healthcare system by connecting patients with the basic resources they need to be healthy, and in doing so, build leaders with the conviction and ability to champion quality care for all patients. Health Leads has over 19 years of experience building social needs programs in hospital and clinic settings.


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Family Resource Connection


The Children's Medical Center of Dayton Dayton Children's
The Right Care for the Right Reasons

One Children's Plaza - Dayton, Ohio - 45404-1815