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Our Vision

Children's Health Fund, co-founded in 1987 by singer/songwriter Paul Simon and pediatrician/child advocate Irwin Redlener, MD, is committed to providing health care to the nation's most medically underserved children through:

  • the development and support of innovative, comprehensive primary care programs,
  • reducing the impact of public health crises on vulnerable children, and
  • promoting the health and well-being of all children

The Fund works specifically to:

  • Support a national network of pediatric programs in some of the nation's most disadvantaged rural and urban communities;
  • Ensure support of its flagship pediatric programs for homeless and other medically underserved children in New York City;
  • Advocate for policies and programs which will ensure access to medical homes that provide comprehensive and continuous health care for all children; and
  • Educate the general public about the needs and barriers to health care experienced by disadvantaged children.