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Dr. Sharon "PJ" Joseph, Medical Director, New York Children's Health Project, Community Pediatrics Program, provides her perspective on the news that Children’s Health Fund’s New York Program is the nation’s first mobile medical program to receive highest level of certification from National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Read the blog, "A Gold Medal for New York Children's Health Project"»

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Children's Health Fund's new mobile medical clinic in Detroit.Children’s Health Fund and Henry Ford Health System are launching a new health care program involving a mobile medical clinic, funded by the Idol Gives Back Foundation, that will provide comprehensive health care services to medically underserved children at schools and in community locations.  Launch event features Sen. Debbie Stabenow and CHF Co-Founders Singer Paul Simon & Irwin Redlener, M.D.

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Paul Simon Helping Launch Detroit Health Effort

AP Associated Press, December 6, 2010

Bring It On: New Mobile Clinic Set to Provide Free Health Care to Detroit's Kids
Huffington Post,  December 6, 2010


Our very own Alina Olteanu, MD, PhD, FAAP, Medical Director of CHF’s New Orleans Children’s Health Project (NOCHP), head of the section of Community Pediatrics and Global Health in the Tulane School of Medicine, and recipient of the 2010 Community Pediatrics Local Heroes Award is featured in this month's AAP Council on Community Pediatrics Project Spotlight.

"We all know the proverbial saying “It takes a village to raise a child”. As a community pediatrician I feel it is my duty and joy to be part of and contribute to a community in raising healthy children. I also feel responsible to look out for the well‐being of the entire community. If we, as community pediatricians, succeed, our children will raise our village."   - Dr. Alina Olteanu

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Children of Newark celebrate the new Webkinz Foundation-sponsored mobile clinic.A new Webkinz Foundation‐sponsored mobile clinic brings medical services to underserved children and families in New Jersey. 

New Jersey Children's Health Project provides access to health care services for New Jersey families regardless of their ability to pay. More then one‐third of the 77,000 children in Newark live in households with income levels below the federal poverty line.

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Children should receive higher priority in disaster preparedness and response plans, according to the majority of people who took part in a recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Health Fund.

"Disaster Planners Should Give Higher Priority to Kids"
U.S. News and World Report Health (online), October 22, 2010

A new mobile health clinic is bringing a pediatrician to lower Plaquemines Parish, where doctors have been scarce for years and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has bitten deep into budgets while increasing stress.

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"Children’s mobile health center unveiled in Port Sulphur"

The Plaquemines Gazette, October 19, 2010

Dr. Irwin Redlener, President, CHF, speaks to CNN's American Morning, live from New Orleans about research findings showing children still suffering emotionally from the 2005 disaster. Watch the video»

Dr. Redlener on MSNBC's "Morning Joe"Watch the video»

Morning Joe," MSNBC, August 26, 2010

Dr. Irwin Redlener, President, CHF speaks to MSNBC's Morning Joe, live from the "Fight for Survival" Conference in New Orleans about Katrina, the status of children, and the impact on U.S. disaster policy.  Watch the video»

Irwin Redlener with Keith Olberman: Health Crisis in The GulfMSNBC, August 12, 2010
Dr. Irwin Redlener, President and Co-Founder, CHF sits down with MSNBC's Keith Olberman to discuss the ongoing health crisis in the Gulf.  

About the Study - NBC Nightly News (web video), August 3, 2010 »

Read the Study "Impact on Children and Families of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill"»