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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

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

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 »

Press Release »

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


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 »

2020 Special Edition March 11, 2011

Earthquake. Could it happen here?ABC News Correspondent, John Berman, takes a walk with CHF President Irwin Redlener on a fault that runs underneath New York City. Recent events in Japan urge the question: Are we prepared? 

The first step is to have a plan. Download Disaster Preparedness materials and begin the conversation with our family.

More from Dr. Redlener on the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

Huffington Post,  March 1, 2011

For nearly 50 years, Medicaid has served as a health care safety net for the poor, reducing the burden on families during periods of individual and national economic hardship. One in three children nationwide currently relies on health services provided through Medicaid.

Yet, in response to serious budget shortfalls and anticipated increased Medicaid spending in the near term, politicians from at least five states have threatened to withdraw from the Medicaid program read more »