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Dr. Elliott Attisha, the medical director of our Detroit program, and Nurse Practicioner Maureen Murphy talk about kids and asthma on MyFox Detroit's "The Doctor is In."

Children's Health Fund Co-Founder and President Dr. Irwin Redlener has been vocal in efforts to stop the potato industry from lobbying its way onto the list of nutritious foods covered by the federal WIC program.

WIC, which stands for Women, Infants and Children, helps pregnant women and those with young children buy nutritious food for their children’s critical formative years.

Dr. Seth Ammerman, Medical Director of our San Francisco mobile program, has received the Jefferson Award for his years of service helping kids in need of health care.

Detroit News reporter Michael Martinez attended Molina Healthcare's Community Health and Fun Festival on April 29 and wrote about how we’re working with Molina to keep kids with asthma out of the Emergency Room – and in school where they belong.

“[T]he stress that we’re talking about on these children, it annihilates them; it handicaps them; it paralyzes them.”

Pamela Beauduy of our Chicago Program is a Nursing Excellence GEM Awards Finalist hello

Pamela Beauduy, RN, MSN, a nurse practitioner on our Chicago mobile clinic, was a regional finalist this year in the prestigious Nurse.com Nursing Excellence GEM Awards. As Nurse.com notes, in addition to taking care of the children who visit the clinic, Beauduy provides health education in the schools, which greatly expands the reach of the program:

As Dental Director of our Idaho project, Adam Hodges helps a lot of kids from low-income families get much-needed dental care. But he doesn't limit his efforts to his local community; he also travels to China to treat orphans. "I'm mission oriented," he tells MagicValley.com in this profile.

Johnny was 18 months old before anyone realized he was deaf. Luckily, the condition was largely reversible – but the damage to his language development might not be. Now a boisterous 3-year-old, Johnny still struggles to form words.

Johnny lives with his mom in rural West Virginia, and money is tight. If they’d had access to early childhood screening, his story might look very different.

Sometimes helping someone else is a great way to help yourself, too.

That’s what kids discovered at our Valentine’s Day workshop in Gerritsen Beach earlier this month. Gerritsen Beach was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, and many children there are still feeling the effects of damaged housing, financial loss and parental stress.

At the workshop, they made heart-shaped ornaments to send to people who experienced Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana. Children’s Health Fund has been helping members of the two storm-tossed communities exchange messages.

The Brooklyn Eagle sent a reporter to our Compassion Fatigue workshop in Gerritsen Beach for social workers, mental health professionals, activists and others who are participating in Superstorm Sandy recovery.
 
More than a year after the storm, local families are still feeling the financial and emotional impacts. Some are still in the process of repairing their houses; others who finished the repairs are now dealing with mold. Many have spent down their savings or accumulated debt.