USF Pediatrics Mobile Health Program gets big boost from Aetna

Aetna and the Aetna Foundation have awarded $47,500 to the University of South Florida (USF) to support the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, which is targeting obesity among underserved students in the Tampa area.


The USF Pediatrics Mobile Health Program has provided care to more than 5,000 children and teens since 2006, visiting 59 schools in Hillsborough County and providing the equivalent of more than $1 million in free medical services. A nurse practitioner, pediatric residents and medical and nursing students staff the 40-foot-long Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, which is licensed to USF Pediatrics by Ronald McDonald House Charities.®


“This generous donation from the Aetna Foundation allows us to provide comprehensive medical care, including weight management, to children and youth who otherwise would not have access to these services. This affiliation with Aetna ensures these children a better quality of life,” said Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, medical director of the Care Mobile.


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