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Providing clinical health care services is only part of the formula for giving economically disadvantaged children and families the opportunity to stay healthy. Children’s Health Fund also combines coordinated advocacy efforts with strategic academic-level research to provide a voice for America’s children.
By working to shape policy at the federal, state and local levels, Children’s Health Fund plays a critical role in creating an environment that supports the health needs of children. Through research and analysis of the conditions, disparities and barriers that confront children and families, Children’s Health Fund helps inform and influence policymakers, garnering the support needed to provide comprehensive, quality health care to the patients we serve.
For an overview of the landscape of challenges facing children in poverty today, please read Still in Peril: The Continuing Impact of Poverty and Policy On America’s Most Vulnerable Children
Children’s Health Fund’s advocacy efforts focus on a range of new and continuing issues relating to the ability of medically underserved communities to access the health care services they need. Current policy priorities include: