Children's Health Fund Blog


Inspire and be Inspired By Dennis Walto

Inspire and be inspired…that was the charge to the Children’s Health Fund (CHF) leaders from across our national network as we kicked off a three-day conference in Miami on October 16th. And inspire we did! Over the course of the gathering we listened, learned, and shared about what’s working in our efforts to break down […]


We Will Not Lose Hope By Dennis Walto

In trying to put the violent events in Pittsburgh and Kentucky into some sort of perspective, we here at Children’s Health Fund are struggling with our emotions.  Many of us work here in response to what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question: ‘What are you doing for others?’” In […]


Children’s Health Fund Starts Conversation to Find Solutions to Help Immigrant Children By Dennis Walto

For months, we’ve been anguishing over the separation of immigrant children and their families at the border, but not standing idle. We can’t; more than five hundred children remain separated from their families. That’s why on September 25th, ​Children’s Health Fund convened a roundtable discussion at the 2018 Concordia Summit in New York. The forum […]


Life on the Street By Dennis Walto

Kerry* has been living on his own since the day he turned 18 – the day he came out to his mom as transgender. The response to Kerry’s coming out was not one of love and support, just the opposite; Kerry’s mom told him to leave the house and never come back.  Since then, Kerry […]


CHF strongly condemns efforts to rescind funds allocated to CHIP

Earlier this year, in a rare show of bipartisan cooperation, Congress overwhelmingly passed a budget deal that was signed by the President.  That budget included a long-term extension of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This prudent bipartisan agreement ensured that, for the next 10 years, CHIP – a program crucial to the […]

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 share […]