Center for Advocacy & Outreach
Anna Blank Building
1206 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
The Center for Advocacy and Outreach at Blank Children's Hospital has a vision to improve the well-being of all children, and we are committed to improve the lives of children and families beyond the walls of our hospital. Since health behaviors learned as children often become lifelong habits, it is imperative to teach our kids how to grow into healthy adults.
Kohl's All Kids Healthy
Blank Children's Hospital and Kohl's Department stores have partnered to provide obesity prevention education to kids in our community. Kohl's All Kids Healthy works to assess children's health risks and provide education
to preschools and after-school programs in central Iowa. Program components include educational presentations and CATCH curriculum.
Pediatric Health Risk Assessment
The Pediatric HRA is an online tool used to gather information on children's health behaviors. Your child's personal HRA report will provide immediate feedback which will highlight positive health habits and summarize any potential health risks. This report will include tips which can be used to support your child's healthy development.
Homeless Shelter Information
The Center for Advocacy and Outreach has partnered with Des Moines Area Homeless Shelters to collect data regarding the health and well-being of school-aged children experiencing homelessness. We have used the Pediatric Health Risk Assessment to gather this information.