The Woman’s Board is the sole funding source of Kids Shelter Health Improvement Project (KidsSHIP), which provides health care to children and adolescents living in homeless shelters in Chicago. Faculty members of the Division of General Pediatrics and pediatric residents conduct outreach visits to shelters in the neighborhoods surrounding the Rush campus. In addition to providing health care to those in need, Kids-SHIP also provides an important training opportunity for students and residents. This experience gives students and residents hands-on training in treating homeless and underserved patients and allows them to become familiar with this group’s unique healthcare needs.

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