Statements & News Releases


Children’s Health Fund Releases Asthma Guide to Teach Children Steps to Control Their Asthma Guide Emphasizes Importance of An Action Plan to Help Lead Active Lives

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2022 — Children’s Health Fund (CHF) today released a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to help children learn how to control their asthma so they can live healthy, active lives—including enjoying exercise, sports, and play—and avoid attacks that might keep them out of school or land them in emergency rooms. The 30-page Family […]


Children’s Health Fund Launches Back-to-School Health Tool for Families “My Health Passport” will encourage and support health awareness over the school year

NEW YORK, August 22, 2022 – Children’s Health Fund (CHF) today released “My Health Passport”, a handy tool families can use over the school year to track their children’s vision, dental, and mental health as well as other conditions—such as asthma—that can affect classroom performance. The 12-page booklet—chock full of practices that support a child’s health […]


Children’s Health Fund (CHF) Receives $1.5 Million From Red Nose Day 2022 Funding from Nationwide Fundraiser to End Child Poverty Helps Advance CHF’s Mission

Children’s Health Fund (CHF) announced today that it received $1.5 million from the record $49 million donated for this year’s Red Nose Day, funding that will help advance its mission to ensure that all children have access to quality healthcare. Comic Relief US launched the fundraising campaign in the United States in 2015 as an […]


Statement on the approval of COVID-19 vaccinations for children 6 months through 5 years of age. By Arturo Brito, MD, MPH, President and CEO, Children’s Health Fund

The life the COVID-19 vaccine saves may be your child’s It is heartening to see that at long last children under age five are being vaccinated against COVID-19.  And while we welcome this development as an overdue step forward in bringing the pandemic closer to an end, we also hope that many more parents are […]


Healthy and Ready to Learn Initiative Launches New Toolkit Parents, educators, and healthcare providers can use the toolkit to prevent and address childhood trauma

NEW YORK, JUNE 21, 2022 — Healthy and Ready to Learn (HRL), an initiative of Children’s Health Fund (CHF), today launched a set of online resources for parents, educators, and healthcare providers to prevent and address childhood trauma. Trauma, when unaddressed, can affect a child’s cognitive, physical, and emotional development. The COVID-19 pandemic has further […]


Telehealth Services to Expand for Children in Rural North Carolina Schools A $100,000 grant from the Baxter International Foundation will address pandemic-related needs and improve access to evaluation and treatment in McDowell and Avery Counties

  (SPRUCE PINE, N.C.) – 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Children’s Health Fund Celebrates Major Wins for Children

Children’s Health Fund Celebrates Major Wins for Children Children’s Health Fund is thrilled to see that the American Rescue Plan made its way successfully through Congress. This $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package contains major action to reduce child poverty and help families suffering disproportionately from repercussions of the pandemic. This historic legislation will impact millions […]


Children’s Health Fund Applauds Review of Public Charge Rule

On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order removing barriers to the legal immigration system, creating a task force to reunite children and families who were separated at the border, and beginning an immediate review of the “public charge” rule among other harmful regulatory actions taken by the previous administration. Children’s Health […]


PepsiCo Foundation Donates $2 Million to for COVID-19 Screening, Testing, and Other Critical Services

Donation will contribute to the Children’s Health Fund emergency response and recovery efforts in 21 communities New York, NY – As the U.S. continues to report record numbers of COVID-19 cases, healthcare facilities around the country are facing growing shortages of COVID-19 tests and personal protective equipment (PPE), leaving many communities without adequate screening and […]


Statement: Block-Grant Funding For Medicaid Threatens The Healthcare For Millions Of Children

Children’s Health Fund strongly opposes the recent decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to begin accepting applications from states for Medicaid block grants. This decision will ultimately lead to cuts in Medicaid spending, threatening the healthcare coverage for millions of families and endangering the health and futures of countless children. Read the […]

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

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 […]


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

Washington, DC – “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: […]


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 – 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 […]

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 -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 […]