I wanted to tell you about a special program that Clorox is participating in.
“As part of its commitment to preventive health for families, Clorox is donating half a million dollars to Children’s Health Fund to help support CHF’s goal of providing half a million health care visits to disadvantaged children across the country, over the next two years. In addition, Clorox is donating one dollar for each new ‘fan’ on the Clorox Facebook page, up to $100,000.”
What is the Children’s Health Fund?Children’s Health Fund, founded in 1987 by pediatrician/child advocate Irwin Redlener, MD, and singer/songwriter Paul Simon, is committed to providing comprehensive 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
Children’s Health Fund develops and supports a National Network of 22 programs and two affiliates in 15 different states and the District of Columbia. The 22 programs and 2 affiliates provide services at more than 200 different sites, including those served by nearly 50 mobile clinics, as well as fixed site and school clinics. The majority (more than 85%) of the sites serve solely pediatric (birth – 24) populations with the others providing family care
- For many children across our network, insurance does not equate access to health care. Some children live in an area with too few pediatricians that can’t keep up with the demand for their services. Others live in communities where transportation is either not affordable or not available.
- Our mission is to make sure even the most underserved children have ongoing access to consistent health care in facilities that are easily reached. CHF’s mobile medical clinics go into underserved communities and provide ongoing care at schools, community centers, homeless shelters and other places in the heart of the community. In addition to pediatric primary care providers, the CHF network consists of other dedicated health care professionals including dentists, mental health providers, and nutritionists. The medical home model is a way to ensure continuity of care throughout childhood and adolescence, and coordination of care from multiple providers and systems
It is amazing what Karen & Dr. Gracy are doing. They have a mobile unit where they help needy and homeless kids get the medical attention they need.They don’t just help them get medical attention,they develop relationships with these kids.They also have book program where each child that visits gets a book. I am going to include some videos for you to watch that made me tear up.
I will be helping to spread awarness and I participated in a special blogger briefing with Karen Redlener, the Executive Director of Children’s Health Fund and Dr. Gracy along with 20 other bloggers on April 15,2010 1-2pm cst. You will be able to follow the conversation on twitter using the hashtag #CHFClorox.
As bloggers I think it’s important for us to bring attention to these types of efforts and help spread awareness about these issues. Maybe there some of readers could benefit from these types of programs?
How can I help?
- Connect: Visit the Clorox page on Facebook® (www.Facebook.com/Clorox) to learn more about the program and become a fan. Clorox will donate $1.00 to CHF for each new fan that joins the Clorox Facebook page, up to $100,000.
- Share: Help spread the word to friends and family by changing your Facebook status (additional details on Facebook.com/Clorox) and displaying a Connect Kids to Care badge.
- Act: Visit the Clorox Facebook page to find out more and learn how a $10 donation can help CHF provide health care to children in need.
Clorox is going to give one lucky CQ reader a Clorox Children’s Health Fund gift pack.
Follow me on Twitter and tweet:
Help @ConsumerQueen @Clorox help @chfund provide 1/2 million health care visits to kids in need tweet 2 win https://bit.ly/drohwh #CHFClorox
I will choose 1 person who tweets and helps spread the word! Just reply here after you tweet.
Other Bloggers participating: