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CHF in the News

Two compelling news stories – written by the same reporter and published on the same day – show how great the challenges are for kids in Detroit, and how Children’s Health Fund is working to be part of the solution.

An in-depth study by the Detroit News found that the city is America’s deadliest for children. Premature births and violence have propelled the child death rate there to 120 out of 100,000; no other American city has a rate over 100.

This story and video focus on Dr. Elliott Attisha and his staff as they find ways to get children the health care, medicines, information and support they need to stay healthy.

The NBC crew followed our mobile clinic serving homeless kids in New York City for several days, and filed this great story.

"When members of Congress debate whether to slash the food stamp program, they should ask if they really want more small children arriving at school having skipped breakfast," columnist Nicholas Kristof writes in his latest piece for the New York Times.

Appropriately, he quotes Children's Health Fund co-Founder and President Irwin Redlener, MD, who confirmed that cuts to the nutritional safety net will show up on kids' report cards.

The story and video emphasize the trusting relationship that develops between patients and the professionals on board the mobile clinic, which serves the teens of Orange County, Florida.

One year after Superstorm Sandy made landfall on the East Coast, Our Co-founder and President was interviewed by CBS News, Mother Jones and Al Jazeera America on the ongoing recovery effort and how well we are prepared for the next big storm. 

Detroit's metroparent.com writes about the launch of Clara, our second mobile medical clinic in the Motor City. The article quotes our Executive Director, Karen Redlener, along with Dr. Charles Barone from our local partner, the Henry Ford Health System, and Laura Whitley, a sixth-grader who wrote a thank-you letter to the staff of our first Detroit mobile clinic. Read it here.

Fox 2 News in Detroit covers the launch of our new mobile clinic. The story features interviews with Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), who was instrumental in helping Children’s Health Fund start and expand its mobile health project in Detroit, as well as Children's Health Fund Executive Director Karen Redlener and Dr. Elliott Attisha, medical director for the Detroit program. See the story.

WDIV-TV4's “Live in the D” reported on the official rollout of our second Detroit mobile clinic. Reporter Ashlee Baracy spoke with Dr. Elliott Attisha, medical director for the Detroit program, which operates in partnership with the Henry Ford Health System. Watch the story.

Here's a longer story from the Detroit station on the launch of our second mobile medical clinic in the city, "Clara." The story features interviews with Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Dr. Elliott Attisha, the medical director for the Detroit program, and 6th-grader Laura Whitley. Watch it here.