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New York can boost funds for kids’ mental health

In Gov. Hochul’s State of the State address this month she announced an unprecedented $1 billion investment in enhanced mental health services; it is a bold step to addressing the mental health needs of New York State adults and children. With nearly 20% of the state’s adults suffering from mental health disorders and students increasingly […]


Where K Street won and lost in the omnibus

The new CHF Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, Pernell Brice III featured in POLITICO Influence. By CAITLIN OPRYSKO 12/20/2022 05:50 PM EST RUNNIN’ FOR THE LAST TRAIN HOME: Congressional appropriators finally unveiled their mammoth government funding package in the wee hours of the morning following a last-minute spat over the location of the FBI’s […]


Exclusive: Biden administration moves to streamline Medicaid, CHIP enrollment The proposed rule, provided first to USA TODAY, takes steps to reduce the paperwork burden often associated with health care.

By Ella Lee, USA TODAY The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services aims to make enrolling in government health care programs easier for low-income kids, disabled people and older adults by cutting red tape, according to a proposal announced Wednesday. The proposed rule, provided first to USA TODAY, takes steps to reduce the paperwork burden often associated […]


Telehealth services to expand for children in Avery, McDowell schools through $100,000 Baxter International Foundation Grant

SPRUCE PINE – The Baxter International Foundation has announced that the foundation has awarded Children’s Health Fund (CHF) a $100,000 grant to continue and expand telehealth and COVID-19 response services for students in North Carolina’s rural McDowell and Avery counties. The funds will enable CHF affiliate, Center for Rural Health Innovation’s Health-e-Schools program, to provide […]


Baxter pledges money for telehealth services in McDowell, Avery schools

The Baxter International Foundation has awarded Children’s Health Fund (CHF) a $100,000 grant to continue and expand telehealth and COVID-19 response services for students in North Carolina’s rural McDowell and Avery counties. The funds will enable CHF affiliate, Center for Rural Health Innovation’s Health-e-Schools program to provide Pre-K through 12th-grade students and school staff with […]


Only One Vaccine Is OK’d for Older Teens It’s Also the Hardest to Manage in Rural America.

Children’s Health Fund’s stance on vaccinating children in underserved communities is cited in this piece about the challenges of vaccinating older teens in rural America. Aurelia Jones-Taylor, from our partner program in Mississippi with the Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center, spoke about the difficulties in reaching patients in the remote regions of the […]


Deepening Disparities Continue for Vulnerable Populations

The Homeless Outreach Medical Services (HOMES) program, a collaboration between Children’s Health Fund and Parkland Hospital in Dallas, serves children and adults without homes by providing medical, dental, and behavioral health services. HOMES is listed as a notable program addressing social determinants of health in 2021. Read more on Rac Monitor


512 tested in Douglas blitz

(Douglas, AZ) Douglas, Arizona residents showed up early Saturday, May 16, 2020 to get a free COVID-19 virus test courtesy of Chiricahua Community Health Centers Inc. The testing blitz was made possible by the following partners: Cochise County Health and Social Services, Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona, and Children’s Health Fund via a grant from […]


PepsiCo donates $500K to Memphis community

(Memphis, TN) The PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PepsiCo Inc., has earmarked $7 million for communities of color — which have been hit particularly hard during COVID-19 — in cities across the country. Memphis will receive $500,000 from the fund. The funds will be distributed through the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis and will […]


PepsiCo Pouring Support into Global Fight Against COVID-19

PepsiCo and The PepsiCo Foundation are helping nurture the world by replenishing food systems in local communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with a $50 million commitment, with $2 million going to Children’s Health Fund to help fund mobile health clinics administering COVID-19 screening, testing, personal protective equipment, and other supportive services. Read More at […]


COVID-19 testing blitz coming to Douglas

(Cochise County, AZ) Chiricahua Community Health Centers inc. announces a COVID-19 testing blitz, made possible by Cochise County Health and Social Services, Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona, and Children’s Health Fund via a generous grant from Pepsico. Read More at Herald Review/Media


How Nonprofit Founded by Jonah Hill, Adam Levine and Alicia Keys’ Moms Is Helping COVID Relief

Before coronavirus struck, YourMomCares had partnered with Children’s Health Fund to help fund mobile medical clinics offering both physical and mental health services to youth in underprivileged areas. Now, because of social distancing guidelines, the clinics have evolved into setups outside hospitals where children can get things like COVID-19 screening and testing, as well as […]


MetLife Foundation Supports COVID-19 Response In NYC

MetLife Foundation is providing grants to four New York City–based nonprofit organizations in support of COVID-19 relief efforts, totaling $1 million, as part of MetLife Foundation’s $25 million commitment to the global response to COVID-19. Children’s Health Fund received $150,000 to increase access to healthcare amid the COVID-19 pandemic and to support low-income families with […]


How Frito-Lay and PepsiCo are helping in North Texas and beyond in uncertain times

(Dallas, TX) A $2 million grant from The PepsiCo Foundation to Children’s Health Fund will aid mobile health clinics administering COVID-19 screening, testing, personal protective equipment, and support services in 21 communities, including Dallas. Children’s Health Fund is providing screening and testing at three drive-by locations in Dallas: Parkland Memorial Hospital, American Airlines Center, and […]


Renowned Athletes Honored As Champions For Children At Children’s Health Fund 2019 Annual Benefit

The stars were shining on June 5, when legends in sports gathered with advocates for children’s healthcare in Manhattan. Children’s Health Fund (CHF), a non-profit committed to ensuring access to high-quality healthcare to America’s most disadvantaged children, held its annual benefit at Capitale. The event raised nearly $1 million to support these efforts across 26 […]


The 3Ps: What it takes to provide healthcare access to kids

Health insurance is a critical component of children’s well-being; without it, they will have extraordinary difficulty realizing their potential. This is especially true for children living in poverty — but with all the talk of “Medicare for All” dominating the news, it’s important to recognize that healthcare access is not singularly defined by insurance coverage. […]


Guardians of the Smile Creates Positive Oral Health Habits in Children

Dental care is a critical part of a person’s overall health and well-being. Unfortunately, many children in underserved communities lack access to quality dental services, which can translate into missed school days, poor school performance, pain, and health issues later in life. Studies published by the American Journal of Public Health and the Journal of Pediatrics correlate toothaches with […]


Children’s Health Fund and Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® brought the Guardian’s of the Smile campaign to Austin Texas!

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — This afternoon, former pro and college football star Michael Griffin will help students at Cook Elementary School learn about the importance good oral hygiene at a fun and interactive event. K-2 students at the Austin school will brush larger-than-life teeth, wrangle giant floss, and meet the Tooth Guardian™, among several activities designed to get them thinking about […]


November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month.

THE BRONX – More than 60,000 homeless people sleep in New York City shelters, and many of them are families in need of medical resources. That’s where the New York Children’s Health Project steps in. The mobile clinic, in conjunction with Montefiore Medical Center, acts as a doctor’s office for those in need. It comes at […]


Guest Commentary: Community health centers, America’s largest primary-care network, are in jeopardy

The Community Health Centers Fund expired Oct. 1. It accounts for 70% of all federal grants for community health centers. As America’s largest primary-care network, CHCs are crucial for many of America’s most medically underserved children and families, especially those living in rural areas. Unless Congress acts, these drastic cuts will negatively affect millions of […]


Public charge rule is a cruel attack on children

The Trump administration marked this year’s first day of fall with an outrageous new proposal, titled “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds,” that will further harm already vulnerable immigrant children and families. For the first time in our country’s history, an immigrant’s use of public benefits programs like Medicaid, food stamps and Section 8 housing, may […]


Children’s Health Fund Welcomes New EVP/CMO

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — 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 […]


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 […]


Key Executive Joins Children’s Health Fund Board

New York) – Children’s Health Fund, which brings high-quality health care to some of the country’s most disadvantaged children, is pleased to welcome a new member 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 […]


Mobile dental unit to aid areas near Nats Park

That harrowing fact is why the group of community leaders assembled at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School on Friday morning couldn’t sit back idly. They were there to unveil a new mobile dental unit to replace an older one “held together by tape, bubble gum and a little bit of prayer,” said Dr. Erik Scheifele, division chief […]


Chiricahua medical units bring health care to disadvantaged areas

Health care is taking a whole new form, bringing doctors to neighborhoods where regular checkups and wellness exams are nearly nonexistent. Chiricahua Community Health Centers just purchased its fourth mobile health unit earlier this year. The mobile unit will join a fleet of three other mobile medical buses Chiricahua has wheeling around Cochise County throughout […]


#84 The Children’s Health Fund with Dennis Walto

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Dennis Walto. Dennis is the CEO of the Children’s Health Fund, an organization whose mission is to bring health care directly to homeless and low-income children and their families. Listen to learn about the future of Children’s Health Fund, the three things he’s learned over […]


Red Nose Day Aims to End Child Poverty

Pat Lawson Muse speaks with community leaders who are working with NBC’s initiative Red Nose Day, a campaign to end child poverty. Frank Grilli, the district manager for Walgreens, talks about the pharmacy’s partnership with the effort and shares where you can buy your red nose. Also on the program are Aaron Harrington, the program […]

default-thumbnail Launch New “Caring Mill” Line of Health and Wellness Products That Supports Children’s Health Fund, the largest e-commerce retailer of exclusively FSA- and HSA-eligible health, wellness and medical products, today announced the launch of Caring Mill, a new private label line of budget-friendly products that are all eligible for FSA and HSA reimbursement. With every sale of a Caring Mill product, a donation is made to Children’s Health Fund, […]


Opinion: Melania Trump and Jeff Sessions need a heart-to-heart

Even assuming the worst, it is hard to imagine that anybody — even in this White House — planned to have Melania Trump’s seemingly heartfelt public statement about cherishing and protecting children utterly neutralized — almost mockingly — by Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ s ice-cold reiteration of protocols for dealing with immigrant families seeking asylum […]


Marc Anthony Brings Mobile Pediatric Clinic to Puerto Rico Town

Entertainer Marc Anthony presented on Thursday a mobile pediatric clinic to residents of the Puerto Rican mountain municipality of Orocovis affected by Hurricane Maria. The mobile clinic, donated by The Children’s Health Fund (CHF), will be managed by the country’s Integral Health in the Mountain (SIM) organization. Read the full story at the Latin American […]


Salon Talks: Children’s health care in crisis

From limited access to health care, to contaminated drinking water and the growing opioid epidemic, America’s health is constantly being threatened and children are often hit the hardest. Co-founder of the Children’s Health Fund and public health activist Dr. Irwin Redlener joins Salon’s Amanda Marcotte to discuss his new book, “The Future of Us: What […]


The Doctor’s Office

Nuclear war. Jimmy Kimmel. Lionel Richie. What do these things have in common? Dr. Irwin Redlener. Columbia’s Acacia O’Connor takes you inside the doctor’s office on this episode of The Low Down. Listen to the full story on The Low Down


Celebrity Moms Donate To Children’s Health

The mothers of some of Hollywoods biggest names were in the Bronx Wednesday in an effort to help disadvantaged children. The moms, who make up the group Your Mom Cares, donated $50,000 to the Children’s Health Fund. The money will go towards mental health screening and treatment. The group includes the mothers of singers Alicia […]


We still haven’t made things right in Flint

n many ways my trip last month to Flint, Mich. — now the symbolic epicenter of how bad decisions, bad politics and ill-advised money-saving measures can seriously and permanently harm children — was more depressing than the first time I visited that struggling city in 2016. Read the full story at The Washington Post


Teen Xpress offers teens free mobile health care

“We don’t know what would have happened if he hadn’t found us, we don’t know where his life would’ve been,” Vento said. Since the Orlando Health program began in 1997, over 15,000 uninsured teenagers have received medical or mental health care services. Read the full story and see the video at WKMG ClickOrlando


CHF’s Dr. Marcee White, Medical Director of The Children’s Health Project of D.C. speaks about The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Health care for 9 million children is at risk, as states begin to notify families that they may need to seek other insurance options. CHF’s Dr. Marcee White, Medical Director of The Children’s Health Project of D.C. speaks to Soledad O’Brien and Matter of Fact about The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Watch the full […]


Way to Go!: Téa Cotronis, of Port Washington

A Port Washington student chose to pay it forward for her 10th birthday by encouraging family and friends to donate funds for hurricane relief in lieu of gifts. Téa Cotronis, a fifth-grader at John Philip Sousa Elementary School, reaped $400 last month after she sent out birthday invitations with a note at the bottom requesting […]


Q&A: Children and PTSD after Hurricane Harvey

Dr. Julie Kaplow founded the Trauma and Grief Center at the University of Michigan in 2012 before moving it to the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 2014, and then to the Texas Children’s Hospital in August, before Harvey struck. The center will open the Harvey Resiliency and Recovery Program in early October […]


Houston Stronger

Watching the water level slowly rise outside her house, seven-year-old Molly wasn’t sure what she was supposed to do. Her Mom and Dad were monitoring the weather channel and checking their phones constantly trying to both assess the current situation and anticipate what might come next. They were playing it cool but they were clearly […]


Post-Katrina lessons for Harvey’s returning students

While the post-Harvey educational context differs from New Orleans – which experienced a mandatory evacuation, major loss of life, and a state takeover of the school system – some of the insights gained as Katrina kids have grown up can help guide school officials in both the flooded Texas districts and the districts welcoming displaced […]


Hurricane Irma Preparedness

Irwin Redlener, president of the Children’s Health Fund, professor of pediatrics and director of pediatrics, director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University, and author of the forthcoming The Future of Us: What the Dreams of Children Mean for Twenty-First Century America (Columbia University Press, 2017), talks about how individuals and governments […]


Children’s Health Fund’s Emergency Response Fund

When disaster strikes, it’s children who often suffer the most, especially kids living in poverty.  Whether it’s a flood, hurricane or epidemic, Children’s Health Fund is committed to both responding quickly and staying for the long haul.  The ability to act swiftly is critical in emergency response, and as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have shown […]


Red Nose Day Fundraiser Makes Stop in Queens

A funny-looking fundraiser collected money for a cause that’s no laughing matter. Borough President Melinda Katz and officials from Walgreens and the Children’s Health Fund celebrated Red Nose Day Thursday. The annual event raises money for nonprofits that help children living in poverty by selling clown noses. At Thursday’s celebration, Katz toured The Children’s Health […]


It’s Ride On For Red Nose Day!

Cyclists will end their inaugural ride from California’s Central Coast to Las Vegas this evening. The event raises money for many needed programs like Three Square and the Children’s Health Fund medical mobile unit. We got a sneak peek at one of these buses rolling into town for the public event which starts at 5:30 pm at the Walgreens near MGM. Watch […]


Our Teeth Are Making Us Sick

In the South Bronx, Diana Cardona works as a dentist out of a giant blue truck, in a program run by the Children’s Health Fund and the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. The program gets federal funds to serve poor communities. “Can you fix this?” a woman once asked as she spat six crowns into her hand one by one. […]


We Followed The Money To Learn How Red Noses End Poverty

The New Orleans Children’s Health Project is a partnership with Children’s Health Fund and gets funding from Red Nose Day. We meet Dr. Kim Mukerjee, a pediatrician for NOCHP, and Jeanne McKay, NOCHP’s senior program manager, at Tulane’s School of Medicine in Downtown New Orleans. McKay tells me their program was born out of Hurricane […]


Children’s Health Fund Releases Groundbreaking Study “Unfinished Business: More than 20 Million Children in the US Still Lack Access to Essential Health Care”

New York, NY (November 21, 2016) –Children’s Health Fund (CHF), a national health care nonprofit dedicated to medically underserved children across the U.S., today released a new report titled, “Unfinished Business: More Than 20 Million Children in the U.S. Still Lack Sufficient Access to Essential Health Care.” Children’s Health Fund’s analyses show that 20.3 million […]


The New York Times Reports on Our Landmark New Study

Major NYT Story Covers “Unfinished Business: More than 20 Million Children in the US Still Lack Access to Essential Health Care” The New York Times has covered the report in a major story entitled, “Many Insured Children Lack Essential Health Care, Study Finds.” Click here to read the full story on the New York Times website.


MetTel Announces Partnership With Children’s Health Fund

Leading Communications Solutions Provider Pledges $75K Over Two Years MetTel, a leading communications solutions provider for enterprises and businesses, announced today that it has become a Philanthropic Partner of the Children’s Health Fund.  MetTel’s pledge of $75K over the course of two years will support the non-profit’s mission of delivering high-quality healthcare to America’s most […]

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City Receives Grant to Support Undocumented Immigrants

Partnership with our Terra Firma program continues to grow Every young person from 0 to 19 years old — regardless of his or her immigration status — has a right to access medical services, proclaimed City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito in a press conference announcing a $1.5million dollar Immigrant Health Initiative that will expand legal, […]


Children’s Health Fund Responds to Lead Crisis in Flint; Dispatches Iconic Medical Clinic to Help Urgent Efforts for Lead Exposed Kids

MI Senator Debbie Stabenow and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver Welcome Big Blue Doctor’s Office on Wheels to Hurley Children’s Hospital FLINT, MI (February 12, 2016) – In response to requests for assistance from federal, state and local authorities, New York-based non-profit Children’s Health Fund (CHF) has deployed one of its fleet of big blue mobile […]


Children’s Health Fund Releases Health Barriers to Learning Literature Review: “The Prevalence and Educational Consequences in Disadvantaged Children”

Maximizing the educational experience and success of every child in America must be a priority and a critical national goal. Vitally important for each child and family as a pathway out of poverty, the issue is also larger. If the nation is to remain economically stable, prosperous, innovative, and influential internationally over the coming decades, […]


Morgan Stanley Foundation, Children’s Health Fund and University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital Unveil New Pediatric Mobile Medical Clinic Benefitting Thousands of Chicago Youth

“Doctor’s office on wheels” brings state-of-the-art medical services, breaking down barriers for those most in need Medically underserved children living in neighborhoods on Chicago’s South and West sides will benefit from increased access to healthcare following today’s unveiling of a state-of-the-art Children’s Health Fund mobile medical clinic. This “doctor’s office on wheels” was made possible […]