25% of Low-Income Chicago Children Have Asthma
The most prevalent chronic illness affecting low-income children in the U.S. is asthma. Yet despite its prevalence, and the high cost associated with hospitalization and emergency room visits due to untreated asthma (an estimated $15,155 per year, per asthmatic child), the most vulnerable residents of Chicago continue to have limited or no access to medication and ongoing care.Learn more about us in this video produced by Paul Detjen
MCF Launches its New Dental Van
This year MCF proudly adds its first Dental Van to the fleet! The Dental Van, a full-service clinic which specializes in restorative care, partners with local schools, and will serve as a dental home for up to 2,500 low-income children every year. Help us reach as many children as possible by joining the Race to 2500!
Mobile C.A.R.E. Foundation is a non-profit organization which dispatches Asthma and Dental Vans, full-service specialty health clinics, into distressed Chicago neighborhoods. By working in partnership with local schools, we’re able to treat students whom otherwise could not afford necessary on-going care and medication. Our Asthma Vans have been proven to reduce school absenteeism, increase physical activity, and keep kids out of the ER. Learn More About our Mission