Tag Archives: children’s health

Ridding Schools of PVC

From the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice (http://www.chej.org):   With the start of the spring semester underway, CHEJ is excited to take this new beginning and make it a fresh and healthy one using This Vinyl School (http://www.chej.org/thisvinylschool/) – … Continue reading

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Support Insuring Uninsured Children

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   February 4 marked the second anniversary of President Obama signing the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) into law. Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports that health … Continue reading

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Casey and Dodd to Propose Children’s Council

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org):   A National Council on Children could assess the state of children’s health, education, and well-being and make policy recommendations to Congress for improving children’s lives, say the senators preparing to promote its creation. … Continue reading

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Protect Children’s Health—Urge Action for Safer Toys in 2011

From the National Council of Churches’ Eco-Justice Program (http://nccecojustice.org):   Christmas is about celebrating the birth of the Christ and all his life promised for us. It is also an opportunity to gather with loved ones and to see the … Continue reading

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National School Breakfast and Lunch Program Resources

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):   For information about getting school lunches and school breakfasts to more needy children, go to http://frac.org/federal-foodnutrition-programs/school-breakfast-and-lunch/.   Background: Congress created the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) after an investigation into the … Continue reading

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Urge Your PA Senator to Support Extending CHIP

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org):   On March 8, the House voted unanimously to support provisions of SB 237 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009&sind=0&body=S&type=B&BN=0237) that extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through 2013. The program will expire this year unless the General Assembly … Continue reading

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Urge PA’s Senators to Protect Children in Health Care Reform

The Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org) is asking for our help in contacting Senators Casey and Specter to deliver the following message: Ensure that children are better off, not worse off, after health reform. Please ensure that health coverage is affordable, … Continue reading

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Call on Congress to Protect God’s Beloved Children in Health Care Reform

The Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org), supported by the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org), is calling all people of faith and the public of Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas to come out and tell your members of Congress to become champions … Continue reading

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CDF Freedom Schools® National Day of Social Action

From the Children’s Defense Fund:   While elected officials on Capitol Hill are making crucial decisions right now to improve our broken health care system, thousands of children across the country are stepping up and letting their voices be heard. By taking … Continue reading

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