Proud to Support Series
FFH Proudly partnered with Children’s Health Fund in 2016.
Children’s Health Fund’s mission is to deliver high-quality health care to America’s most disadvantaged children.
Children’s Health Fund envisions a future where all children in America get the care they need to be healthy and ready to reach their potential in learning and in life.
In manifesting that vision, Children’s Health Fund develops innovative and comprehensive models; reduces health barriers to learning; addresses the needs of vulnerable children in times of public health crisis; and advocates for the health and well-being of children.
Image above: Children’s Health Fund invited FFH to visit them in Newark. That’s Barry, our Founder, on the right!
Learn more about Children’s Health Fund. . .
- THEIR BEGINNINGSPaul Simon and Irwin Redlener, MD founded Children's Health Fund in 1987 after touring the Martinique Hotel, a shelter for homeless families in New York City, and witnessing the conditions under which homeless children lived. The New York Children's Health Project launched with one "big blue bus," a state-of-the-art mobile medical clinic that would bring care directly to those children with the least access.
- EXPANDING NATIONALLY Over the years, Children's Health Fund has replicated this approach across the country. Today, the National Network provides care through 25 innovative pediatric care programs and affiliates that serve children in poor rural and urban communities across the country. Each program is affiliated with a major teaching hospital or community health center, and reaches out to children in federally designated health professional shortage areas. This network has cared for over 350,000 children in some of the most disadvantaged rural and urban communities in the nation.
- ADVOCACY AND PARTNERSHIP Children's Health Fund has also campaigned in support of expanding health insurance coverage for low-income children, as well as public health programs that provide a critical safety net for millions of medically underserved children. Children's Health Fund has worked in partnership with the White House and Congress to promote access to health care and solutions for homelessness, asthma, poor nutrition and obesity. In 1994, Children's Health Fund launched Kids First, Kids Now!, a public education and advocacy campaign that focused national attention on the need for a true health care safety net for all of America’s children. Kids First, Kids Now! played a key role in the national advocacy effort that resulted in the passage of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, the most important advance in child health care access since the inception of Medicaid in 1965.
Please visit www.childrenshealthfund.org for more information about Children’s Health FUnd and the source information for this page.
Featured Article from Children’s Health Fund:
Working Together |FFH and Children’s Health Fund
Children’s Health Fund recently hosted Barry Segal, President of the Segal Family Foundation, and his team from Focus for Health, at our program site in Newark, NJ.