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86 WINTER 2014 K KEENELAND.COM BABY HEALTH SERVICE making a difference New initiatives As it moves into its second century, leaders are thinking of ways to make Baby Health even more relevant. "We are always thinking about how we can serve these underserved kids who are out there in droves," Kellen said. "We say, 'Hey, we should try this; hey, we should try that.' " Among the new initiatives is the expansion of services to older teens. Previously, Baby Health treated children from birth to 13. Now, it treats children up to 18. Its doctors had urged the board to include the older children. "Our numbers of children over 13 last year were close to our numbers for those under 24 months," Kellen said. "That is the reason it was so important for us to go to 18. There was nowhere for them to go." With the older children come dif- ferent medical issues, such as acne and sports-related injuries. Baby Health also has ventured into wellness. Gifts made in mem- ory of longtime board member Wende Bell created Wende's Well- ness, a program aimed at obesity. Patients receive backpacks stuffed with a pedometer, two My- Plate dinner plates, and other items that promote healthy eating and exercise. This summer a raised vegeta- ble garden was planted on an empty lot Zoey Howard reads while awaiting her appointment.

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