Kids’ Health Connections (KHC) (formerly Wayne Children’s Healthcare Access Program (WCHAP)) is a not-for-profit organization located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. At KHC, we have a culturally diverse staff who work with primary care physicians, health plans, parents, and other community agencies. Our diverse staff works harmoniously in a collective effort to improve the healthcare outcomes of ALL children throughout the City of Detroit and Southeast Michigan.
KHC has evolved from a small start up to the point of having programming that can bend the curve for the children of our community. Through our face-to-face work with primary care practices, health plans, families, and community partners we are bridging gaps and identifying viable health care solutions.
WHAT DOES KHC DO?
KHC committed to improving the health of the children in Detroit and Southeast Michigan through helping parents and their children get the most out of their relationship with their pediatrician or family physician. KHC provides health education to families, helps doctors improve the quality of their care, and acts as a voice for issues affecting children’s health.
WHAT DOES KHC DO?
KHC has a multi-disciplinary team who work with doctors who refer families for a variety of reasons including helping families understand how to access a ride to their child’s doctors’ appointments, to staying on top of their child’s shots, to helping manage asthma, and to offering a free healthy lifestyle program “Fit Kids 360” for the whole family.
Both parents and doctors want children to be healthy so they can be healthy adults. But there are many barriers that can get in the way of doctors and parents working together. KHC works as a link between families, their doctors, and their Medicaid Health Plans to make sure children have the best possible health and healthcare.