With more children facing poverty and homelessness, their access to health care is diminishing. And with no doctor, often these families have no access to primary care resulting in simple health issues developing into serious conditions. Treatment becomes more complex and is often provided in emergency rooms, which has tremendous health and economic implications for local communities. The Children's Health Fund brings high-quality, comprehensive medical services directly to children in need.
Your gift will deliver medical care to a poor or homeless child. Children and families visit the Mobile Medical Units to receive care that would otherwise not be available, regardless of ability to pay. CHF's National Network of 21 Children’s Health Projects (CHP) provides comprehensive primary care to medically underserved children and their families across the country via mobile medical units (MMU), fixed-site clinics and school-based sites. Each CHP is affiliated with either an academic medical center or a community health center. Since 1987, CHF has provided medical care for approximately 350,000 children and family members in nearly 1,240,000 separate health-related encounters. In addition, to ensure that homeless and disadvantaged children and families have access to a broad range of high-quality, comprehensive health care services, CHF has developed a number of Special Health Initiatives to address such issues as asthma and obesity.