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CHF in the News

"Teachers know that if students can't see the whiteboard, they will have trouble learning," writes Lisa Fleisher, covering the release of our "Crisis in the Classroom" report in the Wall Street Journal today. The story goes on to discuss the burden of untreated health care problems on city students, quoting both Children's Health Fund co-founder and president Irwin Redlener, MD, and New York City's head of school health, Roger Platt.

The NBC journalist and our president team up for a column on how treatable health problems hold kids back. Read it here - and then read Dr. Redlener's recent blog post on why the outcome of the government shutdown is crucial to kids' health.

With Obamacare taking effect across the land at the same time momentum builds for universal pre-Kindergarten, eminent journalist Jane Pauley and Dr. Redlener argue that it's time to bring the two trends together to ensure children are healthy and getting maximal benefit from their time in class.

Ensuring that children have the proper medical forms on file at school is a national challenge. Children's Health Fund has teamed up with the New York City Council of School Administrators (CSA) to tackle the problem, and now the CSA's parent union -- the American Federation of School Administrators -- has featured the campaign in its fall newsletter.

Here's how the story begins:

ExpandEDSchools.org interviewed CSA's Ernest Logan about the subway ad campaign we're co-sponsoring to inform parents about the importance of turning in school medical forms - especially if their children have asthma.

Every year on September 11, Cantor Fitzgerald, a firm that lost hundreds on employees in the 2001 World Trade Center attacks, raises millions of dollars for charity. Children's Health Fund was honored to take part in this year's event.

Portuguese-language Sobre Rodas Magazine, which is distributed in Florida, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Brazil, ran a story about the new telemedicine capabilities of our Miami mobile clinic. Read the original here or the English translation below.

Clinic on Wheels

CNBC spoke with Julianne while she was raising money for Children's Health Fund at Cantor Fitzgerald's annual Charity Day. Watch the video

Rutgers.com covers the alliance between our mobile clinic and a local wellness center, with the goal of transforming urban health care.

Our Chief Medical Office, Delaney Gracy, appeared on the Today Show to talk about how to make sure your child is ready for school at any age.

Watch the video.