Help Us Support Kids
Banner Children’s provides more care for more kids than any other health system in Arizona.
Whether delivering medical care in a hospital setting or at school, preventing illness and injury through community outreach programs or helping kids deal with grief, Banner offers programs and services that touch virtually all aspects of a child’s life.
Many of these programs are supported by generous donations from community members like you and would not exist otherwise. If you would like to make a difference in the lives of Arizona’s children now and for generations to come, please contribute to one of the programs listed below that need your support the most.
Education is the foundation for success in life, and Banner wants to ensure that kids don’t get behind in school just because they are sick or have learning challenges. The education programs listed below address the special needs of these two student populations.
Banner Children’s Hospital School
A staff of experienced, certified teachers offers onsite classroom or bedside teaching to help kids keep up with their studies while in the hospital.
A nationally accredited private school, Banner Academy helps students with emotional and learning challenges achieve their full potential.
At Banner, we take a holistic approach to patient care, integrating complementary therapies with standard medical treatments to heal patients in body, mind and spirit.
Board-certified music therapists use music to help young patients deal with being sick and in the hospital. These therapy sessions can help manage pain, reduce stress and even boost immune-system functioning.
Child Life & Play Rooms
Child life specialists use medical and therapeutic play to help kids understand and process what’s happening to them in the hospital, which can help decrease pain, meet treatment goals and shorten recovery time.
A visit to the toy closet can be one of the best forms of medicine for a child in the hospital. After a treatment or procedure, children get to choose a toy from the closet as a reward for their bravery.
PREVENTION AND WELLNESS
Banner also offers a number of outreach programs designed to keep kids safe, healthy and out of the hospital.
Children’s Bereavement Camp
Twice a year, Banner Hospice offers a weekend camp in the cool pines of Payson to help children and families cope with the loss of a loved one. The program is open to the community and free of charge.
GO KIDS! – Fitness and Wellness Challenge
GO KIDS! is a free program that gives kids and families the tools and resources they need to maintain fun, active lives while making healthy choices to improve their overall fitness.
Banner Children’s Injury Prevention program provides information on preventable injuries and deaths for children. Our safety advocates visit schools, church and community groups, as well as health fairs and safety fairs, to give the community easy-to-follow advice about being safe.
School-Based Health Centers
Our School-Based Clinics and Healthmobile provide free primary health care services at school to children without insurance or other access to medical care.