“We were supposed to be untouchable,” said Dr. Nelson Almodóvar Rodríguez, medical sub-director of Salud Integral en la Montaña (SIM), a network of community-based clinics in Puerto Rico. “Historically, hurricanes went underneath us or above us.” But on September 20, 2017, Hurricane María struck the island with direct, deadly force as a category five hurricane. […]
On August 11, 2021, Senate Democrats approved a budget reconciliation plan known as the Build Back Better Act. Intended to expand the social safety net, this bill provides funding for a wide array of policy initiatives, many of which center the needs of children and families. Through efforts to close the Medicaid coverage gap, subsidize […]
“Nutrition is the foundation of health. Just like housing, food should be a human right,” says Fadhylla Saballos, registered dietician with the CHF-supported Bronx Health Collective. This may sound like an indisputable truth, but the 13 million children who are expected to experience food insecurity this year live a very different reality. These children cannot […]
Children’s Health Fund is pleased to announce their upcoming fundraising event, a Hamilton Experience, which will feature stars from the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton, on November 8 at 6 pm at TAO Downtown in New York City. The event will help raise funds to ensure that children from under-resourced communities across the country have access […]
Children’s Health Fund (CHF), the national children’s healthcare nonprofit based out of New York, announced today that Arturo Brito, MD, MPH, will be its new president and CEO as of September 23. Dr. Brito replaces Dennis Walto, MA, who had been at the helm of CHF since June 2017. Dr. Brito, currently the executive director […]
The United States has not seen wide-sweeping immigration legislation in 35 years. Meanwhile, unaccompanied children and youth, seeking refuge from violence and poverty in their home countries, continue making the long, arduous journey to the U.S.-Mexico border. Children often arrive with health issues that need immediate attention, after these dangerous crossings. The federal government is […]
Thousands of children have lost parents or caregivers to COVID-19. Children’s Health Fund President and CEO, Dr. Arturo Brito, spoke to Lilo Stainton of NJ Spotlight News about what is needed to support them. “We must ensure they have the care and resources they need.” Read more at NJ Spotlight News.
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 […]
(Las Vegas, NV) The Children’s Health Fund-supported mobile clinic in Las Vegas with Nevada Health Centers has been vaccinating adults who are experiencing homelessness, a community that is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of COVID. Read more at News 3 Las Vegas.