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For homeless kids, doctors who care about their health and their future

Children’s Health Fund put its first mobile clinic on the streets of New York City in 1987 to bring health care to children and families living in homeless shelters. Over the years, in partnership with its NYC affiliate Montefiore Medical Center, it has expanded in New York City to also provide urgently needed health care to low-income families in the South Bronx.  It is care that can change lives, as NBC Nightly News reported on January 18th.  

Children’s Health Fund President Dr. Irwin Redlener Plays Leading Role in New York City Pre-K Movement

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Mayor Bill de Blasio’s high-profile “UPKNYC campaign” to expand the early learning opportunity of universal pre-k to every child in New York City gained even more momentum on Monday, January 6, as leaders of organizations representing over 1.3 million working New Yorkers announced their support.

Isani: In the Driver's Seat

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Isani Castro, then and now
Isani, then and now

When Isani Castro of the South Bronx was a child, she and her brother Gabriel got to sit behind the wheel of Children’s Health Fund’s big blue bus.

American Red Cross Announces Support of Children’s Health Fund’s Sandy Recovery Work

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More than a year after Superstorm Sandy slammed into coastal communities in New York and New Jersey, Children’s Health Fund is still hard at work providing vital support to families affected by that devastating storm.

Children’s Health Fund Stands Behind de Blasio’s Call for Early Education Investment

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“Now is the moment for transformational change,” said New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio in a keynote address at the NYC Summit on Children at Columbia University on November 25. 

Forbes recognizes Dr. Delaney Gracy as tech innovator

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Dr. Delaney Gracy of Children's Health Fund has been named as a technology innovator by Forbes Magazine.

Forbes Magazine has named Children’s Health Fund Chief Medical Officer Delaney Gracy to its list of “Top 5 Women Using Technology To Blow Up Social Change.”

A Day of Fun for Gerritsen Beach Families

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Face-painting at Children's Health Fund Gerritsen Beach Family Fun Day

Kids and adults alike enjoyed a day of games, crafts and food at our Family Fun Day in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn.

The post-Halloween bash at P.S. 277 featured a costume contest and face painting. Active games like the Beanbag Toss in the gym gave the kids a chance to stretch their legs. A healthy lunch and snacks helped keep the fun going throughout the afternoon.

See How Outreach Specialist Carlos Naranjo Changes Lives in New Orleans

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Carlos Naranjo, case manager for the Hispanic Outreach Initiative on our New Orleans mobile clinic, recently won an Angel Award from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana. Now Blue Cross has produced this wonderful video exploring his impact on the community.

New Mobile Clinic Launches in Detroit

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There was plenty of spirit at the October 28 launch event unveiling a new mobile medical clinic for kids in Detroit’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods.

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