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Children's Health Fund Receives $500,000 from the Starr International Foundation to Support South Bronx Homeless Health Care Clinic
Date:5/27/2009

NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Children's Health Fund (CHF) announced a grant of $500,000 from the Starr International Foundation to support a new health care clinic in the South Bronx for homeless children and their families.

The Starr International Foundation grant will support the clinic's medical team and all necessary medical and program expenses. The homeless health care clinic is part of the New York Children's Health Project, a program sponsored by CHF and The Children's Hospital of Montefiore.

The grant will allow the clinic to provide medical, mental health, and nutrition services five days a week, with up to 2,400 annual patient encounters, and will support a medical team consisting of a pediatrician, social worker, nursing assistant, part-time nutritionist, part-time psychologist and registrar, all of whom will be overseen by the Project's Medical Director.

"We are grateful that the Starr International Foundation and so many others have contributed generously to allow us to provide a much needed state-of-the-art health care clinic in the Bronx," said Karen B. Redlener, executive director of CHF.

About The Children's Health Fund:

Founded in 1987 by pediatrician/advocate Irwin Redlener, MD, and singer/songwriter Paul Simon, the Children's Health Fund (CHF) works nationally to advocate on behalf of all children and to develop health care programs for the most medically under-served population -- homeless and disadvantaged children. CHF's 22 pediatric programs and 2 affiliates in 15 states and DC have provided essential primary care services in more than 1.8 million patient visits via mobile medical clinics and fixed-site clinics. For more information about CHF visit: www.childrenshealthfund.org.

About The Starr International Foundation:

The Starr International Foundation, a charitable organization based in Switzerland, is dedicated to supporting a broad range of educational, environmental, artistic, cultural, medical, humanitarian and other charitable institutions in Switzerland and around the world. The Foundation is the sole common stockholder of Starr International Company, Inc. ("Starr International").

The Foundation's Board of Directors consists of Otto Saxer (President), former chief executive officer of Swiss Mobiliar; John C. Whitehead, former co-chairman of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State; Maurice R. "Hank" Greenberg, chairman of Starr International and the retired chairman and CEO of American International Group, Inc.; Jeffrey Greenberg, chairman of Aquiline Holdings; Florence Davis, president of the Starr Foundation; and Edward E. Matthews, director and vice-chairman of Starr International and the retired vice chairman of American International Group, Inc.


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