Caring for Children Foundation

Immunizing Texas children is one of the most direct and effective ways that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) collaborates with the community to build healthier communities and serve uninsured and medically underserved families. The Caring for Children Foundation’s Care Van® Program meets that need across the state by operating a fleet of 10 vans to serve uninsured families.

The Care Van program screened 58,238 children and provided 83,516 immunizations in 2013. The foundation also offered preventive dental services for children in various Texas cities, with free dental screenings and sealants to 25,403 pre-school and elementary school age children.

The Caring for Children Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides free childhood vaccines to uninsured and underinsured children. BCBSTX has continued to support the program’s efforts by providing primary administrative support to the foundation so that 100 percent of all additional donations and sponsorships can directly support the Care Van Program.