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Asthma Campaign Hits New York City Subway

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In New York City, at least 140,000 school children have asthma, but nearly 60% of those kids do not have critical health forms on file at their school. Children’s Health Fund has teamed up with the city’s Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) to tackle this key issue.

Children's Health Fund Makes Gift to National Center for Disaster Preparedness

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Children's Health Fund has announced a five-year gift to the National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP). CHF and NCDP have shared interests in assuring that the special needs and concerns of children – especially vulnerable children – are incorporated in disaster planning at federal, state and local levels in terms of preparing for, responding to or recovery from catastrophic events.

Nurse Oscar Pabon Honored for Work with Homeless Families

Oscar Pabon, RN receiving his award from John Lozier, Executive Director, National Health Care for the Homeless Council with Margaret Scott, Administrative Nurse Manager, NYCHP. Oscar Pabon, RN receiving his award from John Lozier, Executive Director, National Health Care for the Homeless Council with Margaret Scott, Administrative Nurse Manager, NYCHP.

When a family showed up at our New York homeless program with only the clothes on their backs, Nurse Oscar Pabon didn’t hesitate.

Health Care for Immigrant Children is a Smart Investment: Report

Immigration reform is a hot topic on Capitol Hill – and Congress should seize the moment to extend health coverage to every child in America. That’s the conclusion of Children’s Health Fund’s report, “Why Immigrant Children Must Have Access to Health Care – and How to Get There.”

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?

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