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PS 36 – Located at the Intersection of Health and Education

Dennis Walto, Executive Director

PS 36 – Located at the Intersection of Health and Education

Statement on Supreme Court Decision


The Children’s Health Fund commends the Supreme Court for ruling in favor of the Administration and its efforts to maintain access to health insurance for millions of Americans. The King v. Burwell decision will ensure that the children and families who now benefit from the coverage provided through the Affordable Care Act continue to have access to affordable health care in all states.

Doctors Make House Calls on the Hill


Children’s Health Fund went to Washington this past April with its annual national conference on Capitol Hill. 

Our medical professionals fanned out across Capitol Hill to carry their message to Congress.  Our teams made 57 visits to congressional offices, meeting with senators, congressmen as well as chiefs of staff, legislative directors, health and education legislative aides.

Red Nose Day Coverage Highlights Children's Health Fund


Red Nose Day, the wildly popular British TV fundraising event that just made its American debut, featured a story about Children's Health Fund. In it, Blake Shelton, a star of NBC's The Voice, spent time with staff and patients aboard our Los Angeles mobile clinic. But that was just a fraction of the exposure we received as a Red Nose Day partner! Here's more:

Health Hero in the Schoolyard


The first person students see as they pour into the Eagle School most mornings is Barbara Alicea—laughing, doling out hugs, and chatting in a rapid-fire patter in the lobby.

“Hello Miss Fashionista!” she calls out to a youngster with elaborate beaded braids. “You’re looking nice today!” She greets others with a sunny “Buenos días, good morning!”

Hope for the Homeless


Just as Ana* and her toddler son, Robert, were finally breathing a sigh of relief after having settled into a family homeless shelter, the young mother received a letter saying their public assistance case had been closed. Ana feared she and the baby would be forced into the streets and this heightened her existing depression and anxiety …

Out of Medicine, Out of School: Getting Asthma Under Control Keeps Kids in Class


At age four, José was already in danger of falling behind in school. The reason? Asthma.

The preschooler from Austin, Texas takes numerous medications for asthma and allergies. But when his mother’s Medicaid benefits lapsed and she ran out of medicines for José, she couldn’t afford to pay for them herself.

Don't Hesitate to Vaccinate, Dr. Redlener Urges Parents


With measles outbreaks in more than a dozen states, the media has been turning to Children’s Health Fund president Dr. Irwin Redlener for expert pediatric advice. He is urging parents to make sure their children are vaccinated against this highly contagious disease.

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