Le Bonheur's vision is to address the needs of children beyond the hospital's walls, particularly those at risk through preventive community strategies, investments and partnerships. Le Bonheur has established and implemented three key strategies to bring real, sustainable and systemic change to our community by meeting children's deepest needs.
- Risk Reduction for children and adolescents
- Intervention to promote healthy child development and support for effective parenting
- Promotion of the health and well-being of children through community partnerships demonstrating both sustainability and impact
Our community programs include:
- Be Proud! Be Responsible! Memphis!
Collaborates with community centers, schools and churches to prevent teen pregnancy
- Child Care Referral & Resource Center
Helps parents locate quality child care and provides training and assistance for child care providers
Improves care for asthma patients, thanks to a Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Community HIV Network
Provides resources for women, children, youth and families infected with and affected by HIV
- Delta Rural Health Initiative
Provides preventative and clinical health services for individuals at risk for chronic disease
- Early Success Coalition
A network of local and state agencies that provide services that promote the healthy development of children and their families
- Healthy Families
Promotes child development and responsible parenting
- Healthy Lifestyle Network
A multidisciplinary clinic that helps obese children and adolescents reduce and manage their weight
- Le Bonheur Early Intervention and Development (LEAD)
Works with children ages 0-3 to enhance developmental growth, improve independence and empower daily caregivers to become advocates
- Minority Health Initiative
Focuses on reducing obesity for low-income, minority school children
- Mobile Health
Provides affordable, accessible health care services for children who do not have pediatricians
- Network to Overcome Violence and Abuse (NOVA)
Aims to reduce children’s exposure to violence -- both as victims and witnesses
- Nurse-Family Partnership
Aims to improve pregnancy outcomes and child development
- Nurturing Parenting Education
Provides education on effective parenting skills to families, child care workers and early childhood educators.
- Parent Outreach
Aims to prevent child abuse
- Project Search
Interns from special education classrooms in Shelby County in a school-to-work program that integrates classroom instruction with hand-on training and work experience.
- Reach Out and Read
Gives books to children at doctor's appointments and promotes reading out loud daily to children.
- Safe Kids Mid-South
Works to prevent accidental injury to children.
- School Health Nursing Services
Offers nursing services in area schools
Offers free prenatal care to participating pregnant teens and connects them to community resources as needed
- Tennessee Breastfeeding Hotline
Offers support to expectant or breastfeeding mothers
Read more about how we partner with others to impact the health and well-being of children in our community.