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Children’s Health Fund has been honored for its work in overcoming transportation challenges that keep children from getting medical care.
The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) gave its Dr. Aaron Henry Award to the organization in June.
“For more than a decade, Children’s Health Fund has been at the forefront of national advocacy to address transportation barriers that prevent underserved children and communities from gaining access to the health care services they need and deserve,” said CTAA board member Charles Carr, who presented the award. He also noted that “CHF has been on the cutting edge of research efforts” in the area, especially through its work on the Health Transportation Shortage Index.
For more than 25 years, Children’s Health Fund has pioneered the use of mobile medical clinics to reach children where they live, play and study. Its Health Transportation Shortage Index, released in 2012, is an innovative tool to help planners identify areas where transportation shortages play the greatest role in preventing people from getting health care.