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Congress Averts the Fiscal Cliff but Looming Budget Cuts Still Threaten Vulnerable Children

by Caroline DeRosa, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy

Happy New Year! Although it almost wasn’t a very positive start to the year as the country teetered on the fiscal cliff.

The Perfect Gift (Guest Blogger Gregory Irace, Sanofi US)

Gregory Irace, President & CEO, Sanofi US Services Inc., and chair of Children's Health Fund's Corporate Council for America's Children.

Like many of you, I watched the 12.12.12 Hurricane Sandy concert on TV, which featured Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and many other musicians who are on my iPod playlist.

The Fiscal Cliff: What Does it Mean for Children?


The elections are behind us, but Congress still has important work to finish this year.  Unless lawmakers act, the country will face what is being referred to as the "fiscal cliff", an unprecedented combination of across-the-board tax increases and major budget cuts. Over the next several weeks, difficult decisions will have to be made regarding federal budget priorities in order to enact a more moderate substitute plan to replace the severe, automatic cuts currently scheduled to take place at the start of the year.

Making the Most of President Obama's Re-election: Ending Child Poverty in America

Irwin Redlener, M.D.

On November 6, 2012, the country re-elected President Barack Obama to a second term. While the results of this election indicate that the country is still deeply divided politically, it is imperative that our leaders in Washington come together to move forward in making children a priority.

President Obama Goes on Record on Child Poverty

Missing From This Election
Irwin Redlener, MD, Co-founder and President

With 22% of children in America living in poverty, millions regularly go hungry and struggle for access to medical care and early education programs.  And these adversities may interfere with optimal brain growth in early childhood and learning impediments during school years. That’s why I have been helping organize an effort involving six of the nation’s leading child advocates to give voice to this critical issue.

Will Kids Make the Debate?

Kids don't vote, but their parents do.
Irwin Redlener, MD Co-Founder and President

They won’t be in a ring, and no punches will be thrown, but the sparring match between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan could shape up to be a heavyweight affair.  After the first presidential debate changed the contour of the race so dramatically, it will definitely be fascinating to see who comes out on top tonight - and how it affects the race overall.

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.

September is National Preparedness Month: Pledge to Prepare!

by Caroline DeRosa, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy

As September is National Preparedness Month, it is important for schools, parents, child caregivers, school administrators, and everyday citizens to know what they can do to be prepared when a disaster strikes. Children are especially vulnerable in the wake of a disaster and depend on the adults in their life to have a plan to ensure their safety.

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