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Build Back Better: A Historic Investment in Children

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 […]


Millions of Children in the U.S. Don’t Have Enough to Eat The impacts of food-insecurity can last into adulthood, and the pandemic has increased needs.

“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 […]

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Arturo Brito, MD, MPH, Appointed President and CEO of Children’s Health Fund National nonprofit welcomes former deputy commissioner of Public Health Services of the New Jersey Department of Health

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 […]

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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 […]