From South Los Angeles to the Mississippi Delta, from the South Bronx to Puerto Rico, Children’s Health Fund works towards a future where all children in the United States get the care and support they need to reach their full potential.
The programs we support bring high-quality healthcare directly to children and families where they live, learn, and play. Through our Healthy and Ready to Learn initiative, we partner with New York City schools to address health barriers to learning, chronic absenteeism, and the impact of trauma on children.
Children’s Health Fund (CHF) was created in 1987 with the launch of a mobile medical clinic to respond to the deplorable health conditions of children living in New York City homeless shelters. Today, we support a national network of 25 programs in 15 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico that deliver care through sites that include: clinics, schools, Head Start centers, community agencies, and homeless and domestic violence shelters.
In addition to expanding access to programs that support health and wellbeing, CHF responds to public health crises, such as floods, hurricanes, and pandemics like COVID-19.
Since our inception, we have advocated on behalf of millions of our nation’s children and families facing barriers to medical care and social support. This advocacy has contributed to important policy gains that improve the quality of life for the communities we serve.