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Bridging Distances with Telemedicine

The new technology allows mobile clinic doctors to share patient data with specialists far away.

This summer, Children’s Health Fund’s South Florida project will take mobile health care into a new dimension. Thanks to a generous grant and a lot of ingenuity from our partners at Verizon Foundation, telemedicine technology will enable Dr. Lisa Gwynn and her team to provide specialty care to kids right on the mobile medical clinic.

Superstorm Sandy: Recovery Takes Time

Riley Smith gets his asthma checked at the mobile clinic.

Recovering from a storm like Hurricane Sandy can be a long-term proposition, especially for families with children. In disaster response, urgent care, stabilization and cleanup always come first. But once the immediate danger passes, the less visible effects begin to emerge as parents and children must cope with the lingering and often devastating aftershocks of financial stress, emotional trauma and exhaustion.

Stars Shine for Children’s Health Fund at 25

Steve Martin, Paul Simon, and Edie Brickell jam on stage at Radio City Music Hall for CHF’s 25th Anniversary

Performers Unite to Support Health Care for Every Child

A Life’s Journey from Patient to Doctor

Every day, Children’s Health Fund doctors and nurses play a quiet role in the American dream. By providing critical health care to children in need, CHF’s medical professionals help kids become better prepared to learn in school and reach their fullest potential as productive citizens.

Big Hearts and Big Buckets

Volunteers from Delta help paint a homeless shelter
by Kate Conrad

I’ve worked in the nonprofit world for the majority of my career. I think I’m drawn to this industry because the impact of your work is felt more strongly. As a new member to the team (I joined Children’s Health Fund (CHF) two months ago) I’m learning more and more about what this great organization is made up of.  At CHF’s core, they are about ensuring every kid in America has a healthy start at life. And, how do they do that?

ITG Volunteers Make a Difference for Homeless Children

ITG employees outside one of CHF’s mobile medical clinics

We would like to thank the employees of ITG for volunteering their time and energy painting apartments at a family homeless shelter in the South Bronx last week.  Children's Health Fund’s New York Children’s Health Project visits the shelter on a weekly basis to provide much needed health care services to the children and family members who live there.   The hard work and enthusiasm put forth by the volunteers will certainly help brighten the lives of the children and families who are experiencing such a difficult transition, and we are so thankful.

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me

Sesame Street's Abby Cadabby visits Children's Health Fund's NY mobile dental clinic

Dr. Manali Kanitkar, a pediatric dentist at our New York program, recently had a special guest visit her on our mobile dental clinic – Abby Cadabby from Sesame Street.  Abby stopped by for a check-up and to share some important news about a great resource for children and parents called Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me.

Kids Get a Jump on Healthier Lifestyles

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Molina Medicaid Solutions in Louisiana recently donated jump ropes, healthy recipe cards, and books to our Baton Rouge Children’s Health Project, totaling more than $1,000 in donated items. The Baton Rouge program distributed the gifts to the children of Delmont Elementary School who also got to meet Dr. Cleo, Molina Healthcare's mascot.

Close Up On a Worthy Cause

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Video courtesy of WeTopia

Recently WeTopia Correspondent Will Miller Jr. boarded our New York Mobile Clinic to give the citizens of WeTopia (the new Facebook game) a close-up look at the children we serve and the people who care for them. The video features the kind-hearted Dr. Paula Pollard-Thomas and Senior Driver Steve Diaz. Steve is the quintessential New Yorker: No non-sense, all heart. “The buck stops here”.

Thank You Katy Perry & Tickets-for-Charity!

Katy Perry & Tickets for Charity check presentation
By Carol Sumkin, Senior VP of Development, Children's Health Fund

I had the honor and fun of accepting a check for $43,459 from pop star extraordinaire, Katy Perry!   She chose Children’s Health Fund to be one of the charities to benefit from ticket sales from her California Dreams tour.  Katy made special tickets available for sale for her US tour through Tickets-for-Charity, and fans could purchase some of the best seats in the house while also supporting charities, including CHF.  Not only did I get to go to her fantastic concert (and there were real in-door fireworks), but I hand-delivered a thank you note and drawing from on

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