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Historic rainfall and flooding in southern Louisiana have left the region devastated and vulnerable, affecting many families still recovering from similar flooding that hit the area in 

 

 

Children’s Health Fund Responds to Lead Crisis in Flint;

Dispatches Iconic Medical Clinic to Help Urgent Efforts for Lead Exposed Kids

 

Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver

Children’s Health Fund Appoints New Executive Director

Irwin Redlener, MD, president and co-founder, Children’s Health Fund announced today that Dennis Walto will join the organization as its new executive director on November 9, 2015.

“The Children’s Health Fund, a national nonprofit agency that operates mobile medical units for homeless youth, helped found Terra Firma and operates the clinic’s base in the Bronx.

Benerelda Garcia, an 18-year-old senior at East Palo Alto Academy, struggles with depression and anxiety.

Between juggling two jobs and finishing her senior year of high school, Beneralda Garcia-Flores doesn't have time to spare, not even to figure out how to apply for Medi-Call.

In our Baton Rouge program Nurse Practitioner Ingrid Cook has been making a difference in the lives of vulnerable kids.  Ninety-nine percent of the children Cook treats through her work on the Children's Health Fund mobile clinic live in poverty, and she and her team will be the only medical professionals many of them will see all year.

Treatment in the Nick of Time

Efrain was close to a coma whne his parents brought him to our mobile clinic in Southern Arizona.  Catch up with him in a wonderful story from NBC Nightly News.

The TODAY Show ran this story about one of the many wonderful families served by our Los Angeles mobile clinic. Blake Shelton visited the clinic as part of the run-up to the Red Nose Day charity fundraiser, which is Thursday, May 21.

Also on May 21, NBC Nightly News will air a story from our Southern Arizona program. And the Red Nose Day broadcast itself will include the Blake Shelton story, as well as a piece about our work in New York.