Throughout the year, M2M (Ministry to Ministries) engages in ministry leadership, serving basic needs and helping others. M2M shares a vital message from The LifeSavers Foundation, a local ministry partner.
When Dallas County kids can’t go to the doctor, they can go to The Doctor Spot, a mobile pediatric clinic which will offer basic medical services to children who are uninsured, underinsured, Medicaid enrollees or poor.
Many Dallas County children are in a difficult spot.
37.6% live below the federal poverty line;*
31.4% of 2 year olds are not fully immunized;*
35.7% of adolescents are obese or overweight;*
Approximately 10% of children suffer from serious mental disorders;*
31% of physicians and pediatricians do not accept new Medicaid patients making it hard to find a doctor to visit.* They have little choice but to visit a local emergency room, thus adding exorbitant costs to the public healthcare system.
The Doctor Spot becomes their neighborhood hot spot, serving basic needs.
This fully equipped mobile clinic will provide:
Free basic medical services;
Obesity screenings and nutritional education for parents;
Mental health screenings (a service families may wait up to nine months to receive through the county);
A medical hub in the neighborhoods where these children live, thus driving down ER visits. Up to 90 percent of ER visits by children are preventable, primary-care treatable or non-emergent; this accounted for $200 million in medical costs in 2012.*
Help us be a bright spot for the families of Dallas County.
Lifesavers Foundation has received $160,000 in pledges and donations. During this season of giving, we invite you to make a difference for the children of Dallas County. Help us hit the sweet spot by matching these funds by December 31, 2014. Reaching our goal of $320,000 will enable The Doctor Spot to be on the road in 2015.
Please make your year-end donation today.