Who We Are
Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc., HEALTHY HAPPY KIDS, is a faith-based 501(c)3 organization, established in 2005 in direct response to Walton and Okaloosa counties’ large population of families who are unable to access high-quality health services due to the unavailability (or inadequacy) of insurance.
What We Do
Our organization facilitates the delivery of comprehensive, direct medical, dental and mental health services to schoolchildren whose family income falls below certain measures throughout Walton and Okaloosa Counties and surrounding communities.
Why We Do It
An estimated 25% of Walton County and 13% of Okaloosa County children have no health insurance. 60% of Walton County families have no dental insurance. And only 15 dentists in Walton County serve a population of over 50,000 people.
We are a faith-based organization with total reliance on God. The spark that ignited the concept for the Children’s Volunteer Health Network….Read the rest of the CVHN Story Â»
“It is the right of every child to have access to quality health care.”
Easier said than done. Children insured under Kid Care, the Florida Medicaid program, have serious problems receiving care due to fee cuts (which have discouraged the enrollment of physicians). Only one dentist in Okaloosa county accepts Medicaid clients; and, not even one dentist in Walton County accepts Medicaid.
CVHN vigorously recruits healthcare professionals and volunteers who share a common belief that they can make a difference in the life of a child by meeting immediate healthcare needs of area children. Moving forward to solve the problem is the only option.