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Dennis Johnson joins First Focus Board

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We’re pleased to announce that our Executive Vice President for Policy and Advocacy, Dennis Johnson, is joining the board of the children’s advocacy organization First Focus.

First Focus is a strong voice for the rights of children in Washington. It works tirelessly for kid-friendly policies in critical areas such as health care, immigration, education, nutrition, and the economy.

Founder’s Award Recognizes Outstanding Doctors in our National Network

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Dr. Randal Christensen (left) used his award to address the needs of abuse survivors, while Dr. Alan Shapiro launched a program to help unaccompanied immigrant youth deal with their medical and legal problems.

$1 Million Grant from Morgan Stanley Funds Health Care for Kids

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The grant will help fund our health programs in four cities, including pediatric care in Miami.

Children in New York, Chicago, Miami and San Francisco will benefit from a generous $1 million gift to Children’s Health Fund announced by Morgan Stanley last week.

Enterovirus-D68: What You Need to Know

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While Ebola dominates the headlines, another contagious disease – Enterovirus-D68 – has been troubling doctors and parents across America. 

Sanofi US Fills Backpacks for School Success

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We’re lucky to have great, hands-on support from companies like Sanofi US. Last week, as part of the "Sanofi Season of Solidarity," 115 Sanofi US executives gathered to put together backpacks with school supplies for students at PS 140, The Eagle School, in the Bronx. That’s one of our the three schools where we’re piloting Healthy and Ready to Learn, our program aimed at overcoming health barriers that keep children from succeeding.

Fighting Ebola: Dr. John Carlson Helps WHO in Sierra Leone

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Dr. Carlson with a patient in New Orleans.

Going the extra mile to help kids is nothing new for Dr. John Carlson. As Medical Director of our mobile program in New Orleans, Dr. Carlson spends his days riding the “Big Blue Bus” to schools and community centers to see his patients.

Samsung Volunteers Pitch in to Help Kids

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Samsung held its first-ever day of service in the U.S. last week—and we’re proud to be among the charities they chose to help!

In Dallas, about 20 volunteers assembled goodie bags with toys for our young mobile medical clinic patients.

In New York City, more than 25 Samsung employees helped paint the daycare center of our community partner, the Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Center.

Dr. Redlener to Receive Schweitzer Prize

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Dr. Irwin Redlener Schweitzer Award

Children’s Health Fund Co-Founder and President Irwin Redlener, MD, will be honored with the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism on November 7.

Tackling Health Barriers in the Classroom: Phoebe Browne

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Phoebe Browne brings unique insight to her role as our Healthy and Ready to Learn coordinator: she’s seen first-hand how untreated health problems affect students in the classroom.

As a teaching fellow at a middle school in the South Bronx last year, Browne had one student whose glasses broke in October.

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