About Us

Partners For Kids is a crucial link between families, health care providers and Ohio’s managed Medicaid system, allowing children to get the high-quality care they need when they need it and where they need it. As one of the largest nonprofit programs of its kind in the United States, Partners For Kids has the ability to improve children’s health and save money for the overall health care system.

Partners For Kids uses an accountable care organization model. It brings together a premier pediatric medical center – our home institution, Nationwide Children’s Hospital – and more than 2,100 individual providers. Working in partnership, we can deliver coordinated services to more than 325,000 children per year in south central and southeastern Ohio.

Partners For Kids’ innovation is in using accountable care and value-based principles for a geographically distinct Medicaid pediatric population. Early, high-quality well care can help prevent later disease. Coordinated care of chronic and complex conditions can reduce the number of stressful, expensive hospital visits now and in the future.

Founded in 1994, Partners For Kids helped define what a pediatric accountable care organization can be and continues to lead the way in value-based care.

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Improving the health of children through high value, innovative care and community partnerships.


Providers in the PFK network, including 446 behavioral health providers


Practices participating in quality improvement programs


Children currently enrolled in Care Navigation


A system of care that promotes best outcomes in child health.