APL Gives Back Through Community Service Projects
The staff members at Arlington Pediatrics Ltd. feel very strong about giving back to our community. We feel fortunate to have careers that enable us to help children and parents directly but we also believe in helping the greater community as well. This is a concept we try to instill in our patients. Below is a list of current charities and non-profits we support. Please join us in helping our community.
Just Hang It Up
Launched in July 2014, JHIU hang tags were created to deter the use of cell phones while driving. Dr. B was frustrated with the staggering statistics on adolescent cell phone use while driving. He was tired of receiving calls from emergency departments and parents that his patients had been victims of car crashes related to distracted driving. He wanted to do something. Brian Wright, CEO of Healthcare Marketing Professionals who works with APL, was impacted by two major car accidents, occurring almost a year to the date of each other, caused by distracted drivers. Thus, over lunch one day, Dr. B and Mr. Wright were discussing this issue. They created the Just Hang It Up hang tag and are now recruiting groups, corporations, individuals and religious organizations to get everyone to “Just Hang It Up”.
The Irwin Brottman Memorial Classroom
Opened in the spring of 2013, the IBMC was created as a center for classes and support groups hosted by APL. Our physicians have always wanted to create a center for learning for the community. Classes and support groups meet two to three times per week.
For a schedule of support groups and classes, updated on a monthly basis, click here.
APL currently offers the following support groups: lactation support group, parents who have suffered a fetal loss, parents of children with developmental delays and parents with children who have diabetes.
APL offers a variety of classes, which are updated on this site and in our monthly newsletters. We often advertise these classes in the office and via email alerts. Recent classes included child rearing , kite building, CPR, gun safety and toilet training.
If you would like more information, have an idea for a class or would like to establish a support group, contact Beka via email by clicking here.
APL Community Service Grants
Each year APL offers eight (8) $250 community service grants. This offer is open to any APL family. Each fall, APL announces the application deadline for these grants and selects 8 applications that are worthy of the award on a first come first serve basis. The physicians at APL want to promote participation in community service activities by its patients and are excited to help fund the start of their life time of giving to others. Please click here for an application.
APL Community Service College Scholarship Program
Each spring, two (2) $1000 college scholarships are awarded to the two APL high school seniors who have given the most back to their communities. High school seniors who have been patients in the practice for greater than one year are eligible. Applications for these scholarships are released each fall. Please click here for an application.
Linked Together / OMNI Youth Services
www.linktogethercoalition.org / www.omniyouth.org
Dr. Brottman volunteers and APL contributes to these phenomenal organizations that make a difference right here in our community.
Prevent The Bite
Dr. Brottman serves on the board and APL contributes to this amazing organization created by one of APL’s former patients, Kelly Voigt. Their mission is to prevent dog bites to children through education.
President’s Circle of Northwest Community Healthcare
Each year, APL selects a department of NCH to make a directed donation. Past recipients have included the NICU, Fetal Loss Support Group and the Pediatrics Department.
We’re Here To Help
If you have any questions, please contact our office by calling (847) 398-0400.
Arlington Pediatrics, Ltd. is located at:
3325 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 100A
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004