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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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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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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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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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