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The Mental Healthcare Shortage Facing Kids By Susan Heinlen Spalding, MD, Senior Medical Advisor to Children’s Health Fund

As the pandemic hit, kids were suddenly faced with major disruptions to their support systems and stability. Children have experienced isolation from friends and school communities. Adding to this are parents’ job losses and financial strain leading to food insecurity and increased risk of homelessness; grief from the loss of loved ones; high COVID infection […]

Bruna Carrera and Dulce Juárez Álvarez from the Nevada Health Centers

Why Immigrant Women Are a Force in Healthcare By María de los Ángeles Corral, Associate Vice President Marketing and Communications

Women immigrants are among the unsung heroes of this country’s response to COVID-19. As a major component of the healthcare workforce, women immigrants have been invaluable as the country struggled to respond to the greatest health crisis of our time. A majority of these health providers are women of color whose unique strengths to this […]

2021-03-22

Community Health Centers are Essential to Vaccine Equity, But They Need Help By Susan Heinlen Spalding, MD, Senior Medical Advisor to Children’s Health Fund

It feels like we are turning the corner. There are now three effective COVID vaccines and pharmaceutical companies are increasing production to create enough supply to vaccinate all U.S. adults by the end of May. Yet in underserved neighborhoods, home to many families of color, it’s taking longer to get around that corner. In every […]

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Telehealth Services and COVID-19 Response Efforts to Expand for Children in Rural North Carolina Schools

A $100,000 grant from the Baxter International Foundation will address barriers to healthcare and pandemic needs in McDowell and Avery Counties New York – Children’s Health Fund today announced funding from the Baxter International Foundation to continue and expand telehealth services and COVID-19 response services for students in North Carolina’s rural McDowell and Avery Counties. The […]

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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 […]

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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