Children's Health Fund
Children living in poverty urgently need medical and mental health services, but are the least likely to receive them. From doctor shortages and the lack of transportation, to complicated cases that require case management and specialty care, many vulnerable kids are prevented from accessing high-quality health care.
The Children's Health Fund works to close the gap by providing care to kids, tackling health barriers to learning, increasing health care access, responding to disasters affecting children, and advocating for the health of America's kids.
- While children make up less than a quarter of the nation's population, they are about one-third of those in poverty.
- Children in poverty experience higher rates of hospitalization and emergency room use.
- Nearly 2.5 million U.S. children experienced the stress of homelessness in 2013.
- 3.3 million children in the U.S. don't have health insurance.
"The reason we say children are the future is because it's true. CHF advocates for our most vulnerable population - disadvantaged children. They provide these kiddos with healthcare that will equip them to learn and lead. I love my niece and nephew more than they'll ever know (I can't imagine how their parents feel!). I would do anything to keep them safe and healthy. Let's do our part to lift up these kids and keep them healthy and strong."
Becky Simpson is an independent illustrator, speaker, author, graphic designer and the founder of Chipper Things. Becky’s work fuses her passions for connection, process and play. She got her start as an avid doodler, positive thinker and pun-maker in Central City, Iowa, where she was born and raised.
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