Children's Health Fund

The Children's Health Fund is committed to providing health care to the nation's most medically underserved children through the development and support of innovative primary care medical programs and the promotion of guaranteed access to appropriate health care for all children.

The Fund works specifically to: Ensure support of its flagship pediatric programs for homeless and other medically underserved children in New York City; Develop and support a national network of pediatric programs in some of the nation's most disadvantaged rural and urban communities; Advocate for policies and programs which will ensure access to medical homes that provide comprehensive and continuous health care for all children; and Educate health professionals, policy makers and the general public about the needs and barriers to health care experienced by disadvantaged children.

For more information, or to contact Children's Health Fund, see their website at: www.childrenshealthfund.org

» Recent News

The Children's Health Fund Launches The Idaho Children's Health Project
01 Jun 04 | The Children's Health Fund and Family Health Services are collaborating to launch The Idaho Children's Health Project. This new program will use CHF's signature mobile medical unit, a state-of-the-art medical clinic on wheels.

Senator Clinton Calls for National Campaign to Recruit Bioterror Experts
10 Jul 03 | Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) today announced that she will introduce the "Protecting Public Health is Public Service Act" to launch a national campaign to recruit bioterror experts and other public health professionals.

Treatment Guidelines for Children in the Event of a Terrorist Attack or Disaster Released to State Planners
22 May 03 | The first nationally sanctioned treatment guidelines for children in the event of a terrorist attack or natural disaster were published and made available to local and state government agencies, hospitals and health professionals.

Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health Creates National Center for Disaster Preparedness
28 Apr 03 | Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health today announced the creation of its new National Center for Disaster Preparedness and named Dr. Irwin Redlener, a leading child advocate and pediatrician, as its first director.

Schools Not Making the Grade on Nutrition Education, Parents Say
11 Mar 03 | At a time when obesity has reached epidemic proportions among Americans, parents believe schools are not making the grade on nutrition education, according to a national Children's Health Fund/Marist Poll conducted between February 11 and 13, 2003.

Paul Simon and Philip Glass to Perform at CHF's Annual Gala Dinner
05 Mar 03 | The Children's Health Fund, celebrating its 16th year, will honor Raymond V. Gilmartin, Chairman, President and CEO of Merck, and Dan Klores, Founder and President of Dan Klores Communications, for their commitment to the non-profit organization.

 


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