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Stars Shine for Children’s Health Fund at 25

Steve Martin, Paul Simon, and Edie Brickell jam on stage at Radio City Music Hall for CHF’s 25th Anniversary

Performers Unite to Support Health Care for Every Child

A Life’s Journey from Patient to Doctor

Every day, Children’s Health Fund doctors and nurses play a quiet role in the American dream. By providing critical health care to children in need, CHF’s medical professionals help kids become better prepared to learn in school and reach their fullest potential as productive citizens.

September is National Preparedness Month: Pledge to Prepare!

by Caroline DeRosa, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy

As September is National Preparedness Month, it is important for schools, parents, child caregivers, school administrators, and everyday citizens to know what they can do to be prepared when a disaster strikes. Children are especially vulnerable in the wake of a disaster and depend on the adults in their life to have a plan to ensure their safety.

2012 Presidential Election: Where do the Candidates Stand on Kids?

by Caroline DeRosa, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy

As the 2012 presidential election nears, it is critical that child advocates hold the candidates accountable for putting forth their policy positions regarding children. With 22% of U.S. kids living in poverty and millions still uninsured, one of the key areas of focus on the presidential campaign trail should certainly be children. 

Fixing the “Family Glitch” in the New Health Law

by Caroline DeRosa, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy

This past weekend, the New York Times published an article about a piece of the new health law that could translate into many families not having access to help buying insurance. The article does a great job of highlighting a concern that for months, Children’s Health Fund (CHF) has been speaking about to policymakers in Washington.

Big Hearts and Big Buckets

Volunteers from Delta help paint a homeless shelter
by Kate Conrad

I’ve worked in the nonprofit world for the majority of my career. I think I’m drawn to this industry because the impact of your work is felt more strongly. As a new member to the team (I joined Children’s Health Fund (CHF) two months ago) I’m learning more and more about what this great organization is made up of.  At CHF’s core, they are about ensuring every kid in America has a healthy start at life. And, how do they do that?

Speak Up for Kids! Help 5.3 Million More Kids Get Insured!

by Caroline DeRosa, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy

Speak Up For Kids!On July 26, 2012, the non-partisan Government Accountability Office released an eye-opening report about the many opportunities that exist for children to gain health insurance coverage under the new health care reform law.

ITG Volunteers Make a Difference for Homeless Children

ITG employees outside one of CHF’s mobile medical clinics

We would like to thank the employees of ITG for volunteering their time and energy painting apartments at a family homeless shelter in the South Bronx last week.  Children's Health Fund’s New York Children’s Health Project visits the shelter on a weekly basis to provide much needed health care services to the children and family members who live there.   The hard work and enthusiasm put forth by the volunteers will certainly help brighten the lives of the children and families who are experiencing such a difficult transition, and we are so thankful.

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me

Sesame Street's Abby Cadabby visits Children's Health Fund's NY mobile dental clinic

Dr. Manali Kanitkar, a pediatric dentist at our New York program, recently had a special guest visit her on our mobile dental clinic – Abby Cadabby from Sesame Street.  Abby stopped by for a check-up and to share some important news about a great resource for children and parents called Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me.

Supreme Court and Health Law: What’s at Stake for Kids

by Caroline DeRosa, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy

In the coming months, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide on the constitutionality of the Affordability Care Act (ACA).  Provisions being looked at include the law’s expansion of Medicaid and the “individual mandate” that requires that everyone, including all children, have insurance coverage. The court will also consider whether striking a key provision of the law, in turn means that the whole law must be repealed or re-written.

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