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Healthier Kids Foundation

Healthier Kids Foundation’s DentalFirst program screens children for undetected dental issues and assists parents with accessing follow-up dental care. Healthier Kids Foundation uses licensed dentists to screen children for dental issues and recommend follow-up care. Each screening takes about one minute per child and no metal tools are used during the screening. If a child is found to have a dental issue a Healthier Kids Foundation case manager is assigned to the family. The case manager will walk the parent through their child’s dental screening result in their preferred language and will assist them with using their child’s insurance to receive follow-up care and appropriate treatment. The case manager will recommend specific dental offices that take their family’s insurance, is near their home, and has flexible hours that meet the family’s needs. If the child is uninsured, the case manager will assist the parents in enrolling their children into health coverage. Case managers follow each case, checking in with the family at least once every one to two weeks or as needed until treatment has been completed (depends on the severity of the child’s dental needs). For more information on DentalFirst, please contact DentalFirst@hkidsf.org or call 408.564.5114 x210.
 
Healthier Kids Foundation’s HearingFirst program screens children for undetected hearing issues and assists parents in accessing follow-up care. Healthier Kids Foundation uses the AuDX Pro OAE screening device to screen children for potential hearing issues in as little as one minute. Similar to the DentalFirst program, if a child is found to have a potential hearing issue, a Healthier Kids Foundation case manager is assigned to the family. For more information regarding this program, please contact HearingFirst@hkidsf.org or call 408.564.5114 x210.
 
Healthier Kids Foundation’s VisionFirst program screen children with a digital photo optic scan camera to
screen for undetected vision issues and assists parents with accessing follow-up vision services. The
screening takes about 10 second per child and the camera takes a picture of the child’s eyes. Similar to the HearFirst and DentalFirst program, if a child is found to have a potential vision issue, a Healthier Kids Foundation case manager is assigned to the family. For more information regarding this program, please contact VisionFirst@hkidsf.org or call 408.564.5114 x210.