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Kerrys Kids

Novato, CA   |  www.kerryskids.org

Mission

Kerry's Kids is a group of volunteer pediatric health care providers committed to bringing free healthcare and education to underserved children in their neighborhoods

Ruling year info

2002

Principal Officer

Dr. Diane Halberg

Main address

936B Seventh St PMB 129

Novato, CA 94945 USA

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EIN

02-0569175

NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Community Health Systems (E21)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Kerry's Kids was established to carry on the dream of Dr. Kerry Spooner Dean after her life tragically came to an end in May 1998. Kerry's dream was to help organize a mobile health clinic to serve indigent children and their families in the San Francisco Bay Area. She realized that many children never made it to clinics and hospitals due to lack of health insurance, institutional obstacles, a parent's fear of reprisal or losing their kids, language barriers, and transportation difficulties. Kerry understood that in order to provide adequate health care, health screening, immunizations and health education to these children, it was essential to bring medical services directly to the children and their families in the communities where they lived. It was this realization that drove Kerry to follow her dream of organizing a pediatric mobile health clinic.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

VACCINATIONS, WELL CARE, AND MINOR ACUTE CARE OF CHILDREN

Well childcare and minor acute care includes routine physical exams, immunizations, hearing, vision and anemia screening, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of upper respiratory infections, ear infections, sore throats, asthma, abdominal pain and other illnesses/conditions. The majority of the vaccines are acquired through the California Vaccines for Children Program, which is a federally funded, state-operated vaccine supply program for uninsured and Medicaid eligible children. Letters are sent to a child’s primary care physician (if there is one) to help foster existing relationships, develop continuity of care, and to keep their medical records up to date.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

An important part of pediatrics is the heath education given to parents to help prevent health problems or identify medical needs early. Physicians talk with the parents about the issues that may impact their child. Volunteers sometimes provide brochures and books regarding health, hygiene, and the human body. In addition, children will sometimes receive donated items such as toothbrushes, teddy bears, and age-appropriate children’s books

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Volunteers assist eligible families to enroll in the Healthy Families insurance program, which provides low cost or no cost health insurance. Kerry’s Kids also has created a resource list for indigent medical services such as optometrists, dentists, and HIV testing to help families get the medical care they need.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of patient visits

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Related Program

VACCINATIONS, WELL CARE, AND MINOR ACUTE CARE OF CHILDREN

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Covid reduced clinics and patient visits. Volunteers transitioned to meal delivery and school supplies. Over 17k healthy meals and 150 school backpacks. See 2021 Newsletter for full details.

Number of vaccines administered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Related Program

VACCINATIONS, WELL CARE, AND MINOR ACUTE CARE OF CHILDREN

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Vaccines administered and lab tests provided See previous notes about Covid impact on 2021 numbers and expected recovery beyond 2022.

Number of clinic sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Related Program

PATIENT ADVOCACY AND REFERRAL

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The sites identified included homeless shelters, residential drug rehabilitation facilities, and a refuge for battered women. Site list is maintained at kerryskids.org, Our Services.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Kerry's Kids' volunteers engage in four primary activities during monthly site visits, community activities and health fairs:

1. WELL-CHILD CARE, VACCINATIONS, AND MINOR ACUTE CARE OF CHILDREN
Well-child care includes routine physical exams, immunizations, hearing, vision and anemia and lead screening. Vaccines are acquired through the California Vaccines for Children Program, a federally funded, state-operated vaccine supply program for uninsured and Medicaid eligible children. Minor acute care includes diagnosis and treatment of upper respiratory infections, ear infections, sore throats, asthma, abdominal pain and other minor illnesses. Letters are sent to a child's primary care provider, if there is one, to help foster existing medical homes, develop continuity of care, and to keep their medical records up to date.

2. DENTAL SCREENING CLINIC
Dental screening with a dentist includes a visual examination for cavities and other oral health concerns, application of fluoride varnish, and oral health and hygiene education. Children needing a visit with a dentist for a full cleaning, x-rays, and treatment can also be given an appointment with a local community dental clinic.

3. HEALTH EDUCATION
An important part of pediatrics is the heath education given to parents to help prevent health problems or identify medical needs early. Physicians talk with parents about issues that may impact their child.
Volunteers provide brochures and books regarding health, hygiene, and the human body. Children receive donated items such as toothbrushes and age-appropriate children's books.

4. PATIENT ADVOCACY AND COMMUNITY RESOURCE REFERRAL
Volunteers assist eligible families to enroll in Medi-Cal and Healthy Families insurance programs, which provide low cost or no cost health insurance. A resource list for indigent medical services such as optometrists, dentists, and HIV testing has been created to help families get the medical care they need.

In 1998, Kerry's Kids' volunteers worked with the Oakland Head Start Program, to identify various sites in the community that may be in need of the services of a mobile health clinic. The sites identified included homeless shelters, residential drug rehabilitation facilities for mothers and children, and a refuge for battered women. Kerry's Kids continues to evaluate new sites that may have children in need of visits by a mobile health clinic. All of the health care delivery and health education is done by volunteers.

We are a 7 member all volunteer board, 5 of whom are physicians and all of whom have are dedicated to the mission of Kerry's Kids: "“Kerry's Kids provides free health care and education to under- served children in their neighborhoods and seeks to facilitate that each child ultimately receives care in a permanent medical home."

The heart of our organization is the volunteers. They come from outstanding institutions like Oakland Children's Hospital, Samuel Merritt College, UC Berkeley, Kaiser Permanents, and Highlands Hospital. They include doctors, dentists, medical residents, physician assistants, dental assistants, nurses, students pursuing their pre-medical degrees, legal/finance/accounting/and technology services, and a host of other experiences. We are blessed by their passion to deliver services locally on a volunteer basis, to establish relationships with local agencies eager to host the clinics, and to support the overall mission of Kerry' Kids.

Kerry's Kids has grown over the past 15 years in terms of total volunteers, number of locations served, patient counts, and variety of services provided. Over the past 5 years Kerry's Kids provided 676 vaccinations and lab tests for 1811 patient visits. Lab tests include TB tests, anemia screens, lead screens, and hearing/vision testing. Dental services have been added to the original focus on medical services. Hundreds of schools backpacks and supplies, and thousands of hygiene and educational kits have been provided at local clinics, asthma camps, and health fairs. Patients served and services provided will continue to be part of the statistical data, as documented in our annual reporting, captured on our Form 990s.

Financials

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Kerrys Kids

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Diane Halberg

Children's Hospital Oakland

Daniel Dean

Ethos West

Michael DeRosa

Samuel Merritt University, Bayside Medical Group

Diane Halberg

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Kathy Dean

Community Volunteer

Robert Savio

East Bay Medical Group, Alameda Health System

Gena Lewis

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Edward Chu

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/7/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/07/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.