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July 16, 2015
The John Rex Endowment announced a four-year grant of $769,271 to support the implementation of a family-centered, collaborative care program within WakeMed Physician Practices - Pediatrics that will help strengthen local families and promote the social and emotional well-being of children.

Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health) is a nationally recognized, family-centered initiative that aims to improve child wellness systems.

With this Project LAUNCH grant award, WakeMed Physician Practices (WPP) - Pediatrics will implement a Family-Centered Medical Home model and the Triple P - Positive Parenting Program®. Triple P is designed to provide parents and caregivers with the knowledge and resources they need to manage childhood behavior and raise confident, healthy children.

Additionally, WPP - Pediatrics will welcome a childhood mental health specialist and a family-centered health navigator to its team, providing more developmental screening and behavioral health assessment tools – like Triple P – for young children and families.

Physicians will receive Triple P training, and together with the childhood mental health specialist and family-centered health navigator, will work with a patient’s parents or caregivers to help them incorporate practical, easy-to-implement parenting strategies from the evidence-based program into everyday life – from doctor visits to bedtime routines.

Improved parenting skills, confidence and family relationships help prepare children and provide them with the tools needed for success in school, at home and beyond. Positive parenting also reduces the prevalence of behavioral, emotional and developmental problems.

“Parents are an essential part of their child’s care at WakeMed, and Triple P is an extension of our commitment to parent education, positive parenting practices and community collaboration to help ensure the safety and well-being of local children and families,” said Rasheeda Monroe, MD, medical director of WakeMed Physician Practices - Pediatrics.

The team will also help families evaluate if additional resources may be needed and connect families with other community partners.

WakeMed Physician Practices - Pediatrics, based at WakeMed Raleigh Campus, provides primary medical care to children ages newborn to 18 years. The John Rex Endowment works with the community to support the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of children.

About WakeMed Physician Practices
WakeMed Physician Practices is a network of outstanding physicians that operate as part of the WakeMed Health & Hospitals system. Our providers take pride in delivering outstanding care and caring to the community with a focus on living a healthier, fuller life. Our growing network includes more than 255 physicians covering more than 50 office locations throughout Wake County and our surrounding areas. Our multi-specialty network includes more than a dozen primary and urgent care sites and features numerous specialty practices including: cardiology and cardiovascular surgery; ear, nose and throat; general and bariatric surgery; orthopaedics; obstetrics and gynecology, maternal fetal medicine; pediatrics; pediatric diabetes and endocrinology; pediatric gastroenterology; neonatology; urology and urogynecology; vascular and neurovascular surgery and hospital medicine. For more information, visit www.wakemedphysicians.com.

About WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit health care organization founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. The largest health system in Wake County, WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding, compassionate, patient- and family-centered care to all. The 919-bed system comprises a network of facilities throughout the Triangle area, delivering health and wellness services that bring added value to the communities we serve. WakeMed is a leader in cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, emergency medicine and trauma care, physical rehabilitation, orthopaedics and neurosciences. Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center, Children’s Hospital, Women’s Pavilion and Birthplace, Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult and Children’s Emergency Departments and a Level 1 Trauma Center. WakeMed’s team of more than 8,200 employees, 1,500 volunteers, 1,200 affiliated physicians, and the more than 255 physicians employed by WakeMed Physician Practices use the most advanced technologies along with the best minds and the biggest hearts to ensure the finest quality in health care and community health. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.
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