Children's Health Fund



Singer/songwriter Paul 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.



Children’s Health Fund is committed to ensuring high quality health care to America’s most disadvantaged children. We achieve this through:

Expanding access to comprehensive primary care

Reducing health barriers to learning

Responding to the needs of children impacted by major public health crises

Improving the health and wellbeing of children through advocacy and public education efforts