Yesterday I got the wonderful opportunity to learn how Paul Simon and doctor Irwin Redlener co founded the Children’s Health Fund and have brought their vision to the children of Detroit. Mr. Simon and Dr. Redlener spoke about their commitment to the children of Detroit to provide a place for families to go for their medical needs. From Dental to vision to preventative and beyond. Health needs will be met to the families of Detroit because these two men saw a need and moved forward.
Can you believe there are 200,000 people in Wayne County without insurance! You can only imagine how many of those are children and for every 6000 people there is one doctor. ONE DOCTOR!
Detroit’s child health indicators have been seen as the worst in the nation.
With the help of funding from Idol Gives Back, there is now a mobile based health care unit for homeless and low-income children and their families. This unit will be out one day a week at the same location every week and will serve 1500 children every year.
United States Senator Debbie Stabenow said, “Times are tough and so are we!” She has committed herself to helping the children of Detroit… our future.
To help the new mobile medical unit in Detroit, Clorox donated enough Clorox Disinfecting Wipes for doctors and staff to use on the unit for the next few months. Additionally, they provided wipes for pediatricians to give to families so they can continue preventive health practices at home.
For more information about the program, www.childrenshealthfund.org.
Disclosure: I am receiving a stipend for my time to attend the press conference from Clorox and TheMotherhood. All opinions of the event and the Children’s Health Fund are my own and not influenced by anyone or anything.