Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health & Advocacy

Striving to create optimal health for children

According to the World Health Organization, child health is a state of physical, mental, intellectual, social and emotional well-being — not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Healthy children live in families, environments and communities that provide them with the opportunity to reach their full developmental potential.

The Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health & Advocacy, part of Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–in the Upstate, has a vision to create optimal health for the children and families we serve through innovative education and prevention programs, clinical research, academic partnerships and best practices.

Accomplishing our vision

As we continue to make strides in accomplishing this vision, the Bradshaw Institute focuses on four main goals:

  • Increasing access to health care for children and families.
  • Creating healthier and safer communities.
  • Enhancing health literacy through high quality health promotion programming.
  • Becoming a best practice leader in community child health and advocacy.

Diaper Bank

The Diaper Bank at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–in the Upstate supports families in our community who need assistance with diapers for children from birth to four years of age. In order to participate in the Diaper Bank, families must be eligible to receive WIC, SNAP, or Medicaid.

Diapers are distributed once each quarter and distribution events are held at the Prisma Health Patewood Hospital campus. In order to allow our team to prepare for the community distribution events, families are required to register for each event.

Due to unprecedented demand, registration for the September 2021 Prisma Health Children’s Hospital Diaper Bank community event is now closed.

The next community distribution event will be held in January 2022. Information about the January event will be posted on the Bradshaw Institute website.

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