As we reflect on another year of the Kansas Pediatric Foundation, we are thankful for all of our partners who share the goal of improving child health in our state. When we work together, the impact is greater for children across our state. We are currently collaborating with more than 575 physicians and medical providers to put books into the hands of Kansas kids, several foundations throughout the state and many individual donors whose contributions help us continue to grow.
The Kansas Pediatric Foundation’s largest program, Turn a Page. Touch a Mind.® (TAP-TAM), added 15 new sites and more than 35 participating medical providers last year. The 575 participating physicians and medical providers will give more than 125,000 books to Kansas kids this year while encouraging families to spend time reading together each day.
As we look to the future, our goals include continuing to reach more families with the TAP-TAM program, and strengthening the Kansas Kids Fund, which will allow the Kansas Pediatric Foundation to grow to include additional programs that will help Kansas kids reach their full potential.
We know that we cannot accomplish these goals alone, and we will continue to seek collaborations with partners who share our vision. Together we can make an impact that will last for generations in Kansas.
Lisa Gilmer, MD, FAAP
Kansas Pediatric Foundation