CHF is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, research, educational and scientific purposes. CHF improves the health of children through its support of research and education at the Oklahoma Health Center.
Children’s Hospital Foundation is the only organization in Oklahoma whose sole focus is the advancement of pediatric research and education. Since its inception, Children’s Hospital Foundation has raised $110 million to fund specialized programs. All funds raised in Oklahoma stay in Oklahoma and no child is turned away from our programs due to an inability to pay.
To date, Children’s Hospital Foundation has endowed 38 Research Chairs in the Oklahoma University Department of Pediatrics. In addition to providing substantial funds to establish these Endowed Chairs, Children’s Hospital Foundation has provided financial support for over 100 research projects. These projects are designed to educate students as well as established clinical practioners with an end goal of improving the health of children.
Every three seconds, the world loses a child.*
Last year, children from every county in Oklahoma were treated by our physicians, making up 225,000 visits. Many of these children are so critically ill that they spend more than an hour with their physician.
Nine Thousand children were actually hospitalized, and on any given day, we have 70-80 critically-ill newborns, many under 2 pounds at birth. We are treating about 120 new cases of childhood cancer every year, and it's important to note that no child is turned away from our programs because of an inability to pay. With numbers like these, you can see why it is critical that we recruit more pediatric doctors to Oklahoma.
Your tax deductible donation goes to work immediately and makes a significant difference in the lives of Oklahoma’s children treated at Children’s Hospital.
Childhood diabetes and obesity are growing threats the long-term health of Oklahomans. CMRI Metabolic Research Program is a group of clinical investigators examining causes, prevention, and cures of childhood diabetes and related metabolic problems. We are focused on the root causes of these conditions, with special attention to the impact of fitness and exercise on health of children’s heath and the increased susceptibility of the young Native Americans to diabetes and related metabolic disease.
To prevent the development of obesity and the diabetes and cardiovascular disease that accompanies this by developing effective interventions that can be instituted during childhood.
Current projects include studies that examine the most effective exercise programs for obese children, novel ways to achieve weight loss in Native Americans, physical approaches to improving metabolic health in children with limited mobility (for example spinal cord disorders), assessment of maternal factors that determine risk for diabetes and obesity later in life.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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