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improving health and wellness

The mission of the The Office of Community Health and Engagement is for all kids in our region to be happy and healthy. We want to improve the health and wellbeing of all children, not just those who come to Dayton Children’s for care.

As the only independent pediatric hospital and a critical safety net for children in our 20-county region, we have a responsibility to speak out about the unique needs of children and families. Dayton Children's works with community leaders, organizations and policymakers at all levels to bring attention and response to children's health issues.

With 20 percent of a child’s health determined by his or her environment and 40 percent determined by behavior – there is a great need to ensure children have healthy and safe places to live, learn, and play. In many cases, children have poor health due to their living conditions and environment requiring a comprehensive, community response.

Learn more about the center and how you can partner with Dayton Children's to help us make a community-wide impact!


contact us be a voice for children

If you are interested in partnering with Dayton Children’s to improve the health status of children please contact Jessica Saunders at 937-641-3385 or by email.

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Learn more about issues facing children’s hospitals and how you can help make a difference.  

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our community's needs

Dayton Children’s evaluates the status of our region’s pediatric health every three years through a Community Health Needs Assessment.

Dayton Asthma Alliance

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family resource connection

screening patients for unmet social needs

keeping kids safe

Safe Kids Greater Dayton is one of more than 300 state and local coalitions formed as part of Safe Kids Worldwide. Safe Kids Worldwide is the first national organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury.

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kids receive home safety tools and tips through our partnership with Safe Kids Greater Dayton.