The Katharine Howard Foundation (KHF) is an independent Foundation focused on improving the lives of young children and their families.

Our work is underpinned by a commitment to equality and overcoming disadvantage and to promoting equality of opportunity for all children.

We work with others in identifying their needs, building on existing programmes, making strategic grants and sharing the learning.

KHF aims to contribute to the development of policy and practice, particularly in the early years and family support sectors.


Irish Healthcare Centre Awards 2018

Congratulations to all the finalists and to the winners of the Irish Healthcare Centre Awards for Child Health and Wellbeing, sponsored by KHF.

The awards were presented by Dr Noelle Spring, Director of KHF, in the Royal Marnie Hotel in Dun Laoghaire on Friday 09 March. The event was compared by Marty Whelan and addressed by Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, who thanked KHF for sponsoring the new categories.

The level of entry was so high that the category was split into two. The Child Health and Wellbeing winners were:
Healthcare Initiative - Child Health and Wellbeing - Hospital/National Centre: Department of Children & Youth Affairs, Department of Education & Skills and the Department of Health - "Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) for Pre-School"
Healthcare Initiative - Child Health and Wellbeing - Clinic/Specialised Centre: Better Finglas - "Preparing for Life Community Midwife Role Within the Area Based Childhood Programme"

Further information on finalists

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