Stories of Impact from our 30th Year:
In 1987, Dr. Irwin Redlener, singer/song-writer Paul Simon and program designer, Karen Redlener set out on a mission to ensure that even America's most vulnerable children could receive the health care they so desperately need. 30 years later, Children's Health Fund is stronger than ever and delivering much needed medical, dental, and mental health care across the United States.
To commemorate our 30 years of service, we'll be sharing 30 stories that focus on our work, ideals, and people throughout 2018. We set out to change the lives of children and families for the better. Please read, watch, and share our stories below. Be sure to check back for updates.
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Our Memphis Regional Children’s Health Project helps Karla get the healthcare she needs.
Case Managers like Miguel address complex patient needs that can extend beyond medical services.
Mr. Larry has spent the last nine years literally going the extra mile to bring healthcare to kids in need.
In a new city, without steady work, secure housing or health insurance—Grace’s family got access to the care they need.
Read 8-year-old Grace's story here.
November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month. Our partner program, The New York Children's Health Project helps to ensure high quality healthcare to homeless families and children who need it most.
Watch at News 12.
In celebration of Giving Tuesday, H&M is supporting Children's Health Fund and its mission of ensuring access to high-quality healthcare for some of America's most disadvantaged children. Through a gift card sales drive online and in all stores this holiday season, H&M will donate 5% of card purchase amounts to the Children's Health Fund, with a minimum donation of $350,000 and a maximum of $500,000.
Read more at PRNewsWire.
A world of positive change is taking place inside a classroom at PS 36 elementary school in Harlem where our Healthy and Ready to Learn Program is helping children overcome health barriers to learning. See 7-year-old Joseph Peña’s story.
Dennis Johnson, Executive Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, weighs in on the issues facing Congressional District 13, and how the upcoming midterm elections will impact the community we serve.
Children's Health Fund (CHF) is thrilled to welcome Elizabeth Goodman, MD, MBA, as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (EVP/CMO) to further the organization's overall mission of ensuring high quality healthcare for America's most disadvantaged children. Dr. Goodman joins CHF during its 30th anniversary year in which the nonprofit has expanded its reach to children across 16 states at over 400 service delivery sites, its largest service base to date.
We recently participated in the MediaplanetUSA Family Health campaign in which we joined industry advocates, leaders and professionals to raise awareness of the continuously growing impact of childhood obesity and ways we can help our children be healthier. The campaign was distributed through USA TODAY on Sept. 28th 2018 and is published online.
International Medical Corps and Children's Health Fund Collaborating on Response to Hurricane Florence
Children's Health Fund is thrilled to be partnering with International Medical Corps in this response, and those to come," said Dennis Walto, CEO of Children's Health Fund. "Bringing together International Medical Corps' global and domestic emergency-response capacity and Children's Health Fund's pediatric expertise and mobility will enable us to provide children and families affected by Hurricane Florence with the vital healthcare services they need to make it through this crisis.
Kid Friendly Policies and the Midterms
CHF's CEO, Dennis Walto was recently featured in a timely piece about the upcoming congressional elections and how they will impact children in The Hill. Science tells us that societies which invest in future generations thrive.
Children's Health Fund Welcome New Board Member
Children's Health Fund is pleased to welcome Marc Costantini to its board of directors. Marc Costantini, Executive Vice President of Commercial and Government Markets at The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, joins the board as Children's Health Fund celebrates the end of the first year with CEO Dennis Walto at the helm.
Arizona groups offer health, housing help to LGBT youth
The Arizona Republic recently spoke with Dr. Vinny Chulani of the Phoenix Children's Hospital and our Phoenix program about the Crews ‘n Healthmobile and LGBT services in the Phoenix area.
Introducing Guardians of the Smile
Children’s Health Fund and Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® launched a nationwide program to provide quality dental care to children in underserved communities on Tuesday, June 6th. The partnership kicked-off with a special event emphasizing oral hygiene featuring celebrity China Anne McClain at P.S. Margaret Douglass School in the South Bronx. The partnership will span over the next two years as Guardian’s generous donation of one million dollars funds mobile dental clinics and other dental services for high-risk children across the US. Read more about this exciting collaboration here and here!
Expanding Access In Southern Arizona
Chiricahua Community Health Centers is a Children's Health Fund National Network partner that is expanding access to health care in the southern Arizona region. Earlier this year, the program expanded with an additional Mobile Medical Unit. The new mobile clinic will add 3 extra service days to the Southern Arizona Children's Health Project, expanding care to the community it serves.
Red Nose Day + Road Trip
Children’s Health Fund is proud to be a chosen partner of Red Nose Day for its fourth year in a row. Red Nose Day funds helps CHF’s programs continue to provide high quality health care services to America’s most disadvantaged children. Since Children's Health Fund is the largest provider of mobile based primary care for vulnerable children in the USA, it’s fitting that funds collected from Red Nose Day 2017 went to creating a new state-of-the-art mobile medical clinic - which we recently drove across the country from Ohio to Nevada - to help launch our new program in Nevada. Noses on!
A Q&A with The Center for Rural Health Innovation
Earlier this year, Children’s Health Fund launched a new partnership with The Center for Rural Health Innovation (CRHI). To help introduce CRHI to the CHF audience, we conducted a brief Q&A with Amanda Martin, Executive Director and Dr. Steve North, Founder & Medical Director, as well as Children’s Health Fund CEO Dennis Walto to talk more about the relationship and work. Click the link below.
Each year Children’s Health Fund (CHF) gathers its medical directors representing the programs of Children’s Health Fund’s National Network for Capitol Hill meetings with congressional members and staff. Engaging those who shape public policy enables Children’s Health Fund to have an impact that extends beyond its clinical programs. Through this work at the federal level, CHF plays a critical role in creating an environment that supports the health needs of children. Click the video to watch our story.
Our latest report, published in the Public Library of Science revealed that an alarming majority of US states fail to require adequate health screenings for students entering or returning back to school. Findings from the report, present evidence that asserts states are not doing an equal or adequate job ensuring that children go to school healthy, and if children are not healthy, they are not ready to learn once in the classroom. Overall, 29 States earned “F” or “D” grades, failing to mandate screening for Health Barriers to Learning.
Intro & West Virginia: Head Start
Watch the video for an introduction to our 30 Stories features, and to learn more about the Head Start program as well as Children's Health Fund's West Virginia program.