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Children’s Health Fund’s (CHF’s) Chief Medical Officer, Arturo Brito, MD, MPH, recently traveled to Haiti with Project MediShare, an organization based at the University of Miami School of Medicine.  Dr. Brito provided medical assistance, assessed the damage, and explored how CHF could help provide medical care for a possible influx of Haitian children (many of whom will be orphans) into American communities.

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Earthquake in Haiti will be an Unprecedented Catastrophe for World's 4th Poorest Nation:  Death Toll May Reach Hundreds of Thousands.  Coordinated, Phased International Response Critical to Maximizing Survival in Days and Weeks to Come.

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Newsweek, 1/14/10, "Haiti's Health:  From Bad to Worse"»
The New York Times, 1/15/10, "Tensions Mount in Devastated Capital as National Step Up Aid Pledges to Haiti"»
The Brian Lehrer Show 1/14/2010, Listen to: Haiti Update » (pop-up window)

On January 4, 2010, CHF President Irwin Redlener, MD, is quoted in an article by The New York Times' David Herszenhorn about the uncertain future of the Children's Health Insurance Program, currently providing coverage to millions of children and pregnant women. Read the story»

Immediately following the Senate passage of the Health Care Reform legislation, Dr. Redlener was interviewed on the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC on December 24, 2009. He reflects on the historic moment and discusses what is in the bill that will affect children in the US. Listen to the interview»

A January 1, 2010 opinion piece in The Baton Rouge Advocate emphasizes the "human toll" of the 2005 storms in the gulf and the continued need for services, including case management. 

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CHF Co-Founder Paul Simon and CHF Board Member Jane Pauley recently recorded two new radio PSAs that will air nationally in more than 15 markets.  The spots feature CHF stories of children, like Glenny and Rochelle, who have been cared for by the medical staff in CHF programs around the country. 

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A recent article in Advance for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine features CHF physicians' efforts to help patients improve their housing situations by writing to landlords about the effects of structural problems on their asthma, that can sometimes cause serious flare-ups and emergency room visits. Dr. Alan Shapiro, senior medical director for CHF's New York Flagship Program is quoted.

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The December 2, 2009 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine includes a perspective piece authored by CHF President Irwin Redlener, MD and Roy Grant, MA, CHF Director, Applied Research, titled "America’s Safety Net and Health Care Reform — What Lies Ahead?"

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Read the article in the New England Journal of Medicine»


Congressional Quarterly, December 3, 2009

Children’s Health Fund (CHF) releases a report recommending that a single lead federal agency, rather than the current mix of federal and local organizations, should be designated to coordinate the implementation of all future disaster case management programs in the Gulf and elsewhere.

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Read the report, "Reforming Disaster Case Management: National Lessons from Louisiana" »


CNN October 23, 2009

Children's Health Fund President Dr. Irwin Redlener provided answers to viewer's questions - sent in via email and tweets - about H1N1 on CNN's Newsroom with Kyra Phillips.  

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Newsweek. Mary Carmichael

President Obama is visiting New Orleans for only one day. His potential impact on the city's children, however, could last much longer.  Dr. Irwin Redlener, Children's Health Fund President and commissioner of the National Commission on Children and Disasters speaks to Newsweek magazine about President Obama's visit and the ongoing challenges children face in the Gulf region accessing stable housing and essential services.

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