The Children's Health Forum (CHF) is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and eradication of childhood diseases that disproportionately impact underserved communities through outreach, public education, and support of community-based partnerships with local elected officials, health advocates, and the private sector.
Historically, CHF's primary activity has been in the prevention of childhood lead poisoning, the most significant and preventable environmental health problem facing America's children. CHF has since expanded its focus to include asthma, diabetes and pediatric HIV/AIDS. CHF believes that public education is fundamental to the prevention of childhood diseases and works to make a difference through proactive, pragmatic and preventive solutions at the local, state and federal levels of government.
CHF has emerged as a leader in the public health arena by working with Congress to create and maintain a new national federal grant program and standing with elected leaders as they implement new lead hazard prevention initiatives. CHF continues to develop its reputation as a resource for community leaders looking to make a positive impact on health issues that plague minority communities