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Partnering to Provide Children Medical, Dental Care

Margery Leveen Sher speaks to business leaders at the Hispanic Business Summit.

Margery Leveen Sher speaks to business leaders at the Hispanic Business Summit. Photo contributed

Margery Leveen Sher described the Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP) Foundation’s work at the May 30 Hispanic Business Summit hosted by the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Latino Advisory Board.

Sher exhorted the Hispanic business leaders to become involved in this special public/private partnership which provides medical and dental care to children in low-income families without access to physicians and dentists. MCCP Foundation is the last safety net program for children who do not qualify for other private or public health care. She told the story of MCCP “graduate” Jorge Ramallo, who was so taken with the kindness and skill of the physicians who cared for him and his siblings that he decided to become a doctor himself. He is now at Yale University and when he finishes school, he plans to give back to the community as others have given back to him.

The MCCP Foundation funds health care for the children of uninsured working families in Fairfax County. Despite being one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, there are many thousands of children in the community who don't have access to doctors and dentists when they need them. The foundation is a proven model of a public/private partnership that works. Learn more at www.mccpfoundation.org.