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One Year Later, Sandy Survivors Continue to Rebuild

By Delaney Gracy, Chief Medical Officer

Photo of boy on beach for story about one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. (Photo: hisks, sxc.hu)
Image by Krzysztof Szkurlatowski, 12frames.eu

One year ago, Superstorm Sandy barreled into the New Jersey coastline, bringing 80 mile-per-hour winds and a record-breaking surge of floodwaters. 

Telemedicine breaks down barriers to care

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Dr. Lisa Gwynn uses telemedicine to connect Anya Williams with a specialist.
Dr. Lisa Gwynn uses telemedicine to connect Anya Williams with a specialist.

Miles of Florida highway once stood between Anya Marie Williams and the health care she needed. Not anymore.

Defunding Obamacare Would Be Terrible News for America’s Children

Irwin Redlener, MD, Co-founder and President

Government shutdown is bad for children

Politics went wild this week, with 11th hour negotiations to prevent a government shutdown failing over lack of a budget agreement.  The single reason for the impasse is political disagreement over funding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And even as this debacle unfolds, a battle over the debt ceiling in the coming weeks threatens to raise the furor over funding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to new heights. 

Alyson Hannigan is SMILING IT FORWARD™ in Support of Children’s Health Fund

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How I Met Your Mother star Alyson Hannigan is the smiling face of the SMILING IT FORWARD program.We want you to meet a new friend of Children’s Health Fund, Alyson Hannigan -- How I Met Your Mother star and mom of two beautiful daughters: Satyana and Keeva.  

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.

Carlos Naranjo Honored With Angel Award for Service to Latinos in Louisiana

In 1962, 15-year-old Carlos Naranjo stepped off a plane alone into a new life, leaving his entire family and all his friends in Cuba behind.   Since that day, Mr. Naranjo has committed his life to helping New Orleans’ most vulnerable children overcome adversity and go on to lead secure, healthy and successful lives, just like he has.

Children's Health Fund Honored for Transportation Leadership

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.

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