Kids can't wait until the end of the recession to get the health care they need today. Delaying a child's health care can mean a lifetime of consequences — an untreated ear infection can turn into permanent hearing loss.
That’s why CHF is launching Kids Can't Wait, a two-year campaign that will expand health care services to disadvantaged children and raise awareness of the challenges America's children face in accessing care.
CHF has designated the last two years of its five-year strategic plan as the Kids Can’t Wait campaign. We hope to raise $52 million in 2009-2010. With your support, CHF’s Kids Can’t Wait campaign will:
- Keep Kids Connected to their Doctors - From cuts in state and local government support to the Bernard Madoff fraud, many of our Projects across the country need more financial help than ever. CHF must avoid significant service reductions or closures within our network so no child we serve will have to go without health care.
- Expand Health Care Services - Children are losing health insurance coverage at a rate of 3,000 each day because their parents have lost their jobs, and an additional one million more kids have become homeless during this recession. CHF’s Projects provide services regardless of ability to pay. The needs of children are growing exponentially and CHF must expand, particularly in those regions hit hardest by the recession.
- Serve as a Voice for Kids - Kids can’t vote and kids don’t pay taxes – so they don’t have a voice. CHF advocates for the up to 20 million children who don’t have regular access to health care. CHF’s policy experts are working more intently than ever to ensure policy makers and legislators keep disadvantaged children and their access to quality health care as a top priority in the country, as health care reform is debated.
For more details on the campaign, please contact the CHF Development Office at (212) 452-3340.