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Health Care for Immigrant Children is a Smart Investment: Report

Immigration reform is a hot topic on Capitol Hill – and Congress should seize the moment to extend health coverage to every child in America. That’s the conclusion of Children’s Health Fund’s report, “Why Immigrant Children Must Have Access to Health Care – and How to Get There.”

Bridging Distances with Telemedicine

The new technology allows mobile clinic doctors to share patient data with specialists far away.

This summer, Children’s Health Fund’s South Florida project will take mobile health care into a new dimension. Thanks to a generous grant and a lot of ingenuity from our partners at Verizon Foundation, telemedicine technology will enable Dr. Lisa Gwynn and her team to provide specialty care to kids right on the mobile medical clinic.

Superstorm Sandy: Recovery Takes Time

Riley Smith gets his asthma checked at the mobile clinic.

Recovering from a storm like Hurricane Sandy can be a long-term proposition, especially for families with children. In disaster response, urgent care, stabilization and cleanup always come first. But once the immediate danger passes, the less visible effects begin to emerge as parents and children must cope with the lingering and often devastating aftershocks of financial stress, emotional trauma and exhaustion.

Detroit Mobile Clinic Staffers Honored for Their Work


Dr. Elliott Attisha examines a patient on the mobile medical clinic.

The awards are rolling in for the medical staff on the Children's Health Fund mobile clinic in Detroit!

A Healthy Future for Immigrant Children Is a Healthy Future for the Nation

Irwin Redlener, MD, Co-founder and President and Paul Simon, Co-founder

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Family Fun Day in Brick, NJ Helps a Community Recovering from Hurricane Sandy

The art table was a major attraction for Family Fun Day attendees.

President Obama's Budget: Finally Good News (Mostly) for Kids

Irwin Redlener, MD, Co-founder and President and Paul Simon, Co-founder

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Family Fun Day Brightens a Saturday for Sandy Survivors in Brooklyn

Kids in Motion at Family Fun Day

Brooklyn, New York residents affected by Hurricane Sandy piled into The Gerritsen Beach School, PS 277, on a recent Saturday for a day of healthy fun sponsored by Children’s Health Fund, Heart 911, Gerritsen Beach Cares, and the New York Innovative Theatre Awards.  Funding from Children’s Health Fund’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund helped make the day possible.

Statement by Irwin Redlener, MD on President Obama's State of the Union Address

Irwin Redlener, MD, Co-founder and President and Paul Simon, Co-founder

“The president made a strong case for universal early education in America, along with raising the minimum wage. But his commitment to eliminate extreme poverty and save children from preventable deaths was focused on children of the world. All of this is, of course, laudable.

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