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On Deadline With Sid Salter 
Super Talk Mississippi Radio
October 15, 2009

Dr. Irwin Redlener speaks with Sid Salter about the ongoing cocerns in the Gulf Coast and President Obama's recent visit to New Orleans. Dr, Redlener was appointed in 2008 to serve as a member of the National Commission on Children & Disasters (NCCD).

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Actions Speak Loudest is a compilation of essays written by 35 prominent citizens of the world and includes an essay on "Health Disparities" by CHF President and Co-Founder Dr. Irwin Redlener.  At the end of the essay, there are suggestions of ways the reader can support organizations and make their voice heard about health care and children, including links to sections of the Children's Health Fund website.


AMERICAN IDOL will once again host IDOL GIVES BACK, the Emmy Award-winning television event and musical celebration raising awareness and funds to benefit various U.S. and international charities, during the Top 7 Results Show Wednesday, April 21 on FOX. Children’s Health Fund is confirmed to be one of beneficiaries.
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CNN September 16, 2009

CHF Co-Founders, major pediatric provider groups and Congressional Leaders came together on the Capital Lawn to underscore the importance of health care reform for children.

Four years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf region, unresolved conflicts among state, federal and health sector players have paralyzed the decision-making process, holding up community reconstruction and the development of plans to rebuild the devastated health care system of New Orleans, while families wait for vital medical services to get up to speed.

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CNN August 11, 2009

Randy Christensen, MD, Medical Director of CHF's Phoenix Children's Health Project is featured on CNN and answers questions about the current health care reform proposals.

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Ronnie Devoe, Michael Bivins and Ricky Bell of R&B group Bel Biv Devoe spent an afternoon with staff and families at the Children's Health Fund's Mississippi Gulf Coast Children's Health Project in Biloxi, Mississippi.  The group learned about the program's mobile bus units which treats children in the three coastal counties and also provide mental health services.

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On August 4th, Dr. Redlener, MD testifies before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs about disaster recovery and the unresolved conflicts among state, federal and health sector players that have paralyzed the decision-making process while families wait for vital medical services to get up to speed.

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Dr. Irwin Redlener, Co-Founder and President of the Children’s Health Fund, discusses the Marist Poll’s findings on health insurance in the United States and shares his thoughts on President Barack Obama’s health care plan and the future of health care in the country.  
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CBS Evening News May 28, 2009

CBS Reports special series "Children of the Recession" features Children's Health Fund's Austin program and family impacted by loss of insurance and health care for their children. 

CHF Featured on CBS News. (Video) »
Recession Leaves Many Children Uninsured. (PDF) »
List of CHF National Programs and Affiliates »