The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families (Orlando) Teen Xpress was recognized in Tallahassee and awarded the 2010 Children’s Week Community Innovation Award. Teen Xpress is a mobile healthcare unit that brings free physical and mental healthcare to teens and adolescents who may otherwise not have access to such resources. Teen Xpress provides one-on-one attention from nurse practitioners, physicians and counselors who specialize in working with teens.
The United Way of Florida and The Lawton Chiles Foundation designed the Community Innovation awards program and luncheon at the Capitol to recognize the collaborative work that is being done in communities across the state.
Four collaborative projects were reviewed and selected by the independent Southeast Evaluation Association from a statewide pool of applicants. The award was presented April 12 at the Children’s Week Community Innovation Awards Luncheon presented by the United Way of Florida and The Lawton Chiles Foundation.