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Pediatricians to Super Committee: Don't Cut BenefitsNew York (October 25, 2011) – Children’s Health Fund (CHF) released a video containing statements from legendary singer/songwriter and CHF co-Founder, Paul Simon, CHF President and co-Founder, Irwin Redlener, MD and Medical Directors from CHF programs across the country addressing the impact that potential cuts to Medicaid and CHIP would have on kids. CHF doctors provide pediatric care to some of the nation’s most medically underserved children and communities and have witnessed the critical impact of Medicaid and CHIP, the nation’s healthcare safety net programs.  Read more »

NEW ORLEANS, October 20, 2011 – The disappearance of reliable healthcare services in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina left many children with asthma no choice but to seek treatment in emergency rooms across town – if they sought care at all.

Fox News Latino September 11, 2011
By Bryan Llenas

On Tuesday morning September 11th, 2001 Paula Madrid was preparing to give a presentation on the treatment of trauma in a New York City hospital but she never made it to that appointment. Glued to the burning towers on her television, the 25 year-old newly qualified doctorate in clinical psychology called the Hospital.

Healthy Habit Advice from Bethenny Frankel: Cleaning at HomeDid you know sharing your healthy habits can help Children's Health Fund provide half a million checkups for children in need across the country?  Bethenny Frankel, supporter of the Check-in for Checkups program, shows you how.

Dr. Seth Ammerman, Medical Director, San Francisco Peninsula Children's Health ProjectDr. Seth Ammerman, Medical Director of the San Francisco Peninsula Children's Health Project looks back on fifteen years serving the Homeless youth of San Francisco. Here he shares one of the many success stories that come out of so many of our programs across the country. A child's life can be dramatically impacted by the health care and resources available to her.

The Miami Herald August 26, 2011
By Jon Silman

CHF Miami Moblie UniteUM’s Pediatric Mobile Clinic is back on track serving low-income communities after a donor gives $650,000 to keep it rolling for the next four years.

On a rainy Thursday morning, a big blue bus is parked in front of a Kendall library.
Inside, just about every inch is stuffed with medical supplies and beds and stethoscopes. Any leftover space in the bus that serves as a mobile clinic is for doctors, nurses and patients to squeeze by.

The Arizona Republic, August 21, 2011

Dr. Christensen shares his experiences on treating homeless children and young adults on the metropolitan streets of Phoenix.  

Dr Christensen, Phoenix Children's Health Project"There are more homeless kids coming since the economy started to be hit hard, but since 2006, we've seen the demand rise to what we think are unprecedented rates." - Dr. Randy Christensen, Medical Director, Phoenix Children's Health Project

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NY1, August 9, 2011

Children's Health Fund talks to NY1For a quarter of a century, the Children's Health Fund have been bringing doctors offices to communities throughout the city and other parts of the country where health care isn't easily accessible, without regard for a patients ability to pay. NY1's Kafi Drexel filed the following report.

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NY1, August 9, 2011

Children's Health Fund talks to NY1For a quarter of a century, the Children's Health Fund have been bringing doctors offices to communities throughout the city and other parts of the country where health care isn't easily accessible, without regard for a patients ability to pay. NY1's Kafi Drexel filed the following report.

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Watch the video »

Three Million Children Annually Miss Health Care Appointments Due to Lack of Transportation

WASHINGTON (June 16) – In order to bring attention to serious transportation barriers that undermine access to children’s health care, Children’s Health Fund (CHF) and the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) are hosting a congressional briefing June 16.  more »