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Children's Hospital, New Orleans

Children's Hospital has a strong history of assisting children and families in need. A variety of community programs and services has been developed for maintaining healthy lifestyles and preventing future unnecessary hospital visits.

The Autism Center at Children's Hospital

The purpose of The Autism Center at Children�s Hospital is to improve the quality of life for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. In order to accomplish this goal, The Autism Center provides comprehensive, evidence-based assessment and treatment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Caps For Kids

Caps For Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving hats autographed by athletes, celebrities and other notables to children, adolescents and young adults who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments, was founded in 1993 by Dr. Stephen Heinrich, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Children's Hospital in New Orleans and a clinical professor at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

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Children's Healthcare Assistance Plan (CHAP)

Children's Healthcare Assistance Plan (CHAP) is designed to assist families with income too high to qualify for Medicaid, but whose lack of resources limit their access to quality healthcare.

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Cochlear Implant Center

The Cochlear Implant Center is a collaborative service between Children�s Hospital and the LSU Department of Otolaryngology. The Center will work closely with a variety of resources to aid in providing services to children receiving cochlear implants.

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Family Advocacy, Care & Education Services Program (FACES)

Faces is now a program under the NO AIDS TASK FORCE. For more information on the program, visit their website at

FACES is the largest provider of HIV/AIDS social services focused on both women and their families in the Greater New Orleans area. The target population includes HIV-infected and affected women, pregnant women, infants, youth, adolescents and families. The organization administers projects that provide supportive services for individuals and families impacted by HIV disease and dual diagnoses of substance use and mental health issues.

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Immunization Program

The primary objective of the Greater New Orleans Immunization Network (GNOIN) is to protect all children from vaccine preventable diseases by raising parental awareness on the importance of timely infant immunizations, by establishing a systematic method to locate and immunize children and providing convenient access to immunization services at no cost. GNOIN offers the combined elements of an immunization registry and a mobile immunization unit.

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The Cancer Program

The LaNasa-Greco Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Hospital offers comprehensive and current therapies for the treatment of all types of malignancies and blood disorders including, but not limited to, leukemia, thalassemia, sickle cell anemia and hemophilia, among many others.

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The Heart Center

The Heart Center at Children's Hospital is recognized nationally as a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, from fetus to adult, with congenital cardiovascular disorders. Our accomplished and dedicated team of specialists includes physicians and surgeons, nurses and support staff who are trained to care for the unique needs of children whose levels of care range from basic to highly critical.

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The Miracle League of Greater New Orleans

More than 100 children with mental and/or physical challenges are able to enjoy playing baseball and soccer in an organized little league. A partnership between Children�s Hospital and Audubon Nature Institute, The Miracle League of Greater New Orleans provides challenged children an opportunity to get out in the sunshine and play baseball in an organized league complete with teams, uniforms and a field designed to accommodate special athletes age 6 to 21.

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The Parenting Center

The center is a multifaceted community resource that provides support and education to parents. The goals of the center are to promote confidence and competence in parents, to encourage optimal child development, and to enhance the well-being of the family as a whole. Membership is open to parents and grandparents.

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The Rehabilitation Center

The Gilda Trautman Newman Rehabilitation Center at Children�s Hospital, provides comprehensive interdisciplinary, team-oriented, family-centered inpatient services to patients from birth through 21 years. The unit specializes in treating patients with brain injury, cerebral palsy, developmental disability, feeding disorder, limb deficiency, myelodysplasia, neuromuscular disease, rheumatic disease, seizure disorder, spinal cord injury, stroke, ventilator dependence, and other congenital or acquired disabling disorders.

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The Research Institute for Children

At the heart of Children�s Hospital�s Main Campus, scientists and clinicians are advancing the knowledge of several childhood diseases at The Research Institute for Children (RIC). A collaboration between Children�s Hospital and the Pediatrics Department at LSU Health Sciences Center � with a formal academic affiliation with the University of New Orleans � the RIC benefits from the ease at which research efforts can be transferred from the laboratory to the bedside.

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The Tooth Bus

The Tooth Bus is a community service providing free dental care to children in need. The Tooth Bus is a mobile dental office that travels to various locations throughout the New Orleans area to provide dental exams and other standard procedures to children of all ages who meet eligibility requirements.

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The Vascular Anomalies Center (VACNO)

In January 2005, a group of dedicated physicians from various medical subspecialties founded the Vascular Anomalies Center at Children's Hospital of New Orleans (VACNO). The mission is to provide vascular anomalies patients in Louisiana and gulf state region outstanding care and treatment options.

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The Ventilator Assisted Care Program (VACP)

The Ventilator Assisted Care Program (VACP) at Children�s Hospital is designed to meet the needs of children who require mechanical respiratory support at home. The VACP staff works with children and their families to access medical, social and educational services in their communities. The ultimate goal of the program is to help children gain greater independence.

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Kohl's Happiest Baby on the Block

The Happiest Baby on the Block program is a joint effort of Children's Hospital and Kohl's Cares, a community education service for children and adults.

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