Children in Our Own Neighborhoods Are Going Without Healthcare. We Have the Tools to Change This.

By Arturo Brito, MD, MPH, President and CEO, Children’s Health Fund

New York City  is one of the world’s most resourced cities. So why is it that every year close to 50,000 children and youth in our city go without healthcare, one of their most essential needs?

Lack of insurance coverage, economic poverty, homelessness, and lack of documentation—all outside of any child’s control—are just some of the many reasons that children in NYC may be unable to see a doctor, dentist, or mental health provider that they need to lead healthy lives, learn, and build strong futures.

I know that, in our city and across the country, we can build a better reality for our children.

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