Welcome to the Children's Health Forum.During my tenure at the NAACP, I worked to support ventures that would improve the quality of health of those who do not have a voice. I continued this work after I left the NAACP with the founding of the Children’s Health Forum (CHF).
Over the past six years, CHF has worked closely with community and civic leaders, health advocates, elected officials, and the faith-based community to promote CHF’s primary activity: the prevention of childhood lead poisoning, the most significant and preventable environmental health problem facing America's children according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CHF has expanded its focus to promote public education and screenings on other preventable diseases including juvenile diabetes, pediatric asthma, and pediatric HIV/AIDS.
CHF has supported programs in partnership with organizations around the country which focus on the primary prevention of health hazards, and we are proud to have achieved our goals of increasing awareness and critical resources dedicated to the prevention and eradication of childhood diseases.
We are growing in the arenas of public education and advocacy, and becoming better equipped to serve our community. With the institution of such programs as Children’s Health Days and the Healthy Kids Collaborative, in conjunction with our continued focus on strong community involvement, CHF is expanding its national presence and continuing to be a resource for community leaders in the fight against preventable childhood diseases.
I would like to thank our Board, Advisory Committee, Supporters, and Staff for their dedication and commitment to this organization’s mission.
Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks
Founder and Chair
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