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Clorox, Bethenny Frankel and Children’s Health Fund (CHF) Team Up and Challenge America to Check-in One Million Healthy Habits This Summer

Clorox, Bethenny Frankel and CHF Team Up

June 15, 2011 – Want to be healthier this summer? Make those healthy choices count times two. Starting today, Clorox and Children’s Health Fund (CHF), together with New York Times bestselling author of “Place of Yes,” Bethenny Frankel, are challenging America to make healthy choices that benefit themselves and their families, while simultaneously helping provide half a million health care visits to disadvantaged children across the country. more »

Check In for Checkups To Donate Some Healthcare
Mashable, June 30, 2011

Check-In For Checkups Provides Health Care For Needy Kids
Huffington Post, July 6, 2011

Bette Midler and Paul Simon performing at the Children's Health Fund Benefit in NY.

On Monday evening, June 13, 2011, long-time friends Bette Midler and Paul Simon reunited to support and perform at the Children's Health Fund's Annual Benefit in New York, where they surprised guests with a rousing performance of "The Boxer." Political elite including former Mayor David Dinkins, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, New York City public advocate Bill de Blasio and Sandra Lee, first girlfriend of NYC, were also on hand to support the cause.  More »

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Children’s Health Fund and Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will launch a new mobile medical clinic for the West Virginia Children’s Health Project Thursday, May 26. The event will be at 9:30 a.m. at Spring Hill Elementary School in Huntington.
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MOBILE MEDICAL CLINIC: WV Children's Health Project Gets New Bus
Eyewitness Local News, May 26, 2011

Vehicle makes stops at schools to treat children
The Herald-Dispatch May 27, 2011

Mobile clinic brings health care to the patients
Saturday Gazette-Mail, July 2, 2011
 

Dr. Persharon Dixon Our very own Dr. Persharon Dixon, Medical Director of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Children’s Health Project, in Biloxi, Mississippi shares her experiences on protecting the health of children through Katrina, Rita, Oil Spills and the daily challenges of living in poverty in America.

Read: Children's Health In the Aftermath of Disaster Q&A with Dr. Persharon Dixon

Center for Child Health and Resiliency, South Bronx, NYThe center will incorporate the latest child development research – which demonstrates that a stressful childhood results in an unhealthy adulthood – into its comprehensive prenatal and pediatric health care model.

New child health center in Bronx taking preventive medicine to a high(er)-tech level »
Daily News June 5, 2011

Center for Child Health & Resiliency Media Advisory »

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Architect's rendering of the center's reception area »
 

Congratulations to Children's Health Fund Co-Founder Paul Simon on the release of his new album, So Beautiful or So What, available in stores now. 

USA TODAY April 11, 2011

Affection.

That's what the traumatized children of Japan need in the wake of a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that rocked the country one month ago, pediatric experts say.
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The Times-Picayune, March 31, 2011

If you have been around the Port Sulphur YMCA on a Friday, you have no doubt seen the big blue bus parked out front. It is a mobile pediatric office, intended to help children with illnesses so they will not have to go to Jefferson or Orleans parish to receive medical care. 
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Safeguarding Provisions for Children in the New Health LawA year ago, the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010. In this special report Children's Health Fund illustrates the important first steps that the new health law takes to increase insurance coverage and improve access to care for millions of children.

The report includes recommendations for actions that both the federal and state governments should consider, including support for community health centers, support for the work of federal agencies responsible for managing health reform, and, in the states, taking advantage of all opportunities for funding within the health reform law.

Report: Safeguarding Provisions for Children in the New Health Law »
Press Release: One-year Anniversary Of Health Care Law: Children's Health Fund Assesses Progress to Child Health »

Huffington Post, March 16, 2011

There is no denying that in this difficult budget climate, politicians are facing tough decisions. Astronomical budget and debt challenges have given many experts cause for serious concern regarding the stability of the U.S. economy. State and federal programs -- including many that affect children -- are being slashed to balance budgets.

But what has been lost in the machinations of hot political debate are the long-term consequences for families who will see almost nothing but devastating cuts in vital programs needed to educate, support or treat children -- especially those with special vulnerabilities.  Read more »