News Releases & Statements

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Statement: Children’s Health Fund Strongly Opposes Proposed Changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

October 1, 2019 – As an organization committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of children, Children’s Health Fund strongly opposes the administration’s proposed rule to amend broad-based categorical eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This proposed rule would impair the health of children, cause more children in this country to go hungry, and threaten the wellbeing and stability of millions of families. 

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Children's Health Fund is Proud to Support Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez's Mobile Health Clinics Act of 2019

Washington, DC, September 27, 2019 – “For over 30 years, Children’s Health Fund has leveraged mobile health clinics as an irreplaceable tool to combat the healthcare access crisis for vulnerable populations in this country,” said Dennis Walto, Chief Executive Officer at the Children’s Health Fund. “Mobile health clinics supplement the healthcare safety net by effectively targeting its gaps: medically underserved populations and areas. From urban to rural communities, they can literally deliver healthcare services and reach children and families where they live, work, and play, breaking access barriers like transportation and provider workforce shortages along the way. By expanding funding for mobile clinics, the proposed legislation will furnish communities and front-line health care providers with the tools they need to reach the last mile of care for children and families across the country. We thank Representative Nydia M. Velázquez for prioritizing the health and wellbeing of children with this proposed legislation, and our fellow co-sponsors for strengthening this effort.”

A page from the Office of Inspector General report on widespread overcrowding and squalid conditions at migrant centers along the southern border. SOURCE: “Squalid Conditions at Border Detention Centers, Government Report Finds”, The New York Times, July 2, 2019.

A page from the Office of Inspector General report on widespread overcrowded and squalid conditions at migrant centers along the southern border. SOURCE: “Squalid Conditions at Border Detention Centers, Government Report Finds”, The New York Times, July 2, 2019.

Children's Health Fund Condemns Administrative Efforts to Dismantle the Flores Settlement Agreement

August 22, 2019 - The Flores Settlement Agreement, a court settlement from 1997 in response to unsafe conditions and indefinite detention of migrant children seeking safe haven, is instrumental to safeguarding some of the most vulnerable children in our society. Any changes to it has the potential to negatively impact the health and wellbeing of children.

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Statement: Children’s Health Fund Opposes Punitive Public Charge Final Rule

August 14, 2019 - As an organization committed to ensuring access to high quality healthcare for ALL children in America, Children’s Health Fund strongly opposes the public charge final rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The final rule is yet another example of this administration’s intent to change the war on poverty to a war on the poor.

Read the full statement here.

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Children’s Health Fund Launches New Mobile Clinic to Serve Homeless Children and Families in New York City

The mobile clinic will enable the Children’s Health Fund to provide healthcare to hundreds more children and families each year

New York City, July 12, 2019 – Today, the Children’s Health Fund (CHF) announced a new mobile clinic which will travel weekly to shelter sites across the city and provide homeless families access to comprehensive, continuous medical and integrated behavioral healthcare, in addition to mental health screenings. The mobile clinics are technology-enriched to provide immediate access to electronic health records and the most advanced care possible.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 05: Young People's Chorus of New York City performs during the Children's Health Fund Annual Benefit 2019 on June 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Children's Health Fund)

RENOWNED ATHLETES HONORED AS CHAMPIONS FOR CHILDREN AT CHILDREN’S HEALTH FUND 2019 ANNUAL BENEFIT

New York, June 7, 2019--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 programs in 16 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

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