The Children’s Health Fund 2021 benefit, a Hamilton Experience, featured stars from the Tony Award-winning musical, including Chris Lee, who played Marquis de Lafayette & Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton from 2016 to 2018, and Miguel Cervantes, currently in the title role at the Richard Rogers Theater. Read more on Broadway World.
“We were supposed to be untouchable,” said Dr. Nelson Almodóvar Rodríguez, medical sub-director of Salud Integral en la Montaña (SIM), a network of community-based clinics in Puerto Rico. “Historically, hurricanes went underneath us or above us.” But on September 20, 2017, Hurricane María struck the island with direct, deadly force as a category five hurricane.
Thousands of children have lost parents or caregivers to COVID-19. Children’s Health Fund President and CEO, Dr. Arturo Brito, spoke to Lilo Stainton of NJ Spotlight News about what is needed to support them. “We must ensure they have the care and resources they need.” Read more at NJ Spotlight News.
On August 11, 2021, Senate Democrats approved a budget reconciliation plan known as the Build Back Better Act. Intended to expand the social safety net, this bill provides funding for a wide array of policy initiatives, many of which center the needs of children and families. Through efforts to close the Medicaid coverage gap, subsidize