ACREDITE – Amigos da Criança com Reumatismo – Instituto Devolver

ACREDITE – Amigos da Criança com Reumatismo

ACREDITE – Amigos da Criança com Reumatismo
Acredite - Friends of the Child with Rheumatism is a non-governmental organization that for 19 years has provided its more than 1,300 patients who are children and adolescents in social vulnerability with rheumatic diseases accompanied by the Pediatric Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic of Hospital São Paulo (UNIFESP). multidisciplinary clinic, carried out by health professionals from Hospital SP and trained volunteers.


Our main activities are: uninterrupted supply of medication not covered by SUS, nutritional, psychological, physical therapy, dental evaluation, in addition to providing basic food baskets and driving for patients and family members, thus ensuring adherence to treatment.

  • Psychosocial shelters: Acredite provides psychological support where patients have sessions to help overcome the barriers imposed by diseases;
  • Physical rehabilitation of children and adolescents with rheumatic diseases: In the physiotherapy follow-up project, resources are used to minimize the pain and disabilities generated by the disease. These exercises serve to strengthen and stretch muscles that act in improving, delaying and preventing deformities, thus ensuring better quality of life for patients. Provision of Orthoses if necessary. Rolfing, pilates and kinesiotherapy techniques are used;
  • Dental Evaluation: Acredite offers a dental evaluation service carried out by professionals in the field who exercise voluntary service where the patients' oral health status is identified, aiming at the identification and prevention of (TMJ) and health care as well as referrals;
  • Supply of basic necessities for needy families: as basic baskets;
  • Provision of transportation voucher: Believe provides for those who are not able to get around, payment of the necessary transport thus guaranteeing adherence to treatment;
  • Storytelling Project: While waiting for consultations, children's books are read, with a lot of creativity and good humor by trained volunteers. This activity develops the habit of reading, understanding and intellectual development of the children and adolescents served. Partnership with the Viva and Let Live Institute;
  • Volunteer ALÔ Project: During the pandemic period, a humanitarian action project was created between volunteers and the families served with the function of “solitary ear”, to mitigate the impacts of social isolation;
  • Social Assistance Service: Acredite provides a professional in the area to identify and refer families who need social programs, ensuring that their social rights are accessible;
  • Specialized nutritional guidance for children with chronic diseases: Acredite offers consultations with volunteers trained in nutrition to assess the nutritional status of patients, establishing an individualized diet plan with a focus on health with balanced meals, rich in nutrients compatible with each family;
  • Believe in Reading Project: Acredite makes available books from its internal library for loan among patients, companions, volunteers and employees, thus encouraging the habit of reading;
  • Drug Distribution Project: Acredite makes available drugs not covered by SUS for continuous use by patients affected by rheumatic diseases. In addition, sunscreens with a factor above 30 are also distributed to patients with autoimmune diseases;
  • Facilitation and agility in patient consultations via SUS-SP and throughout Brazil;
  • Telemedicine care for patients who live in distant regions or have reduced mobility;
  • Educational projects and training of residents in the areas of pediatric rheumatology, general pediatrics and clinical rheumatology;
  • Teaching pediatric rheumatology to the medical student at Escola Paulista de Medicina - Unifesp;
  • Training of nutritionist residents;
  • Conducting basic and clinical research in rheumatology, with the dissemination of knowledge to Brazil and the world;
  • Transition clinic, which prepares adolescents for referral to adult rheumatology clinics (from 21 years of age);
  • Improvement of activities already developed in partnership with Unifesp (Federal University of São Paulo) and Hospital São Paulo: training of medical students and residents in the areas of pediatric rheumatology, pediatrics and adult rheumatology;
  • Maintenance and optimization of clinical research activities: (scientific initiation, master's and doctorate);
  • Participation in clinical trials for the approval of new drugs for the treatment of patients with complex diseases.


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