Starting in March 1997, the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) enlisted support of the nation's religious community in a national campaign—called the Coalition for Child Health Now (CCHN)—to ensure health care for all children. The goals of the grant were to:
CDF conducted ongoing follow-up with religious representatives of the CCHN.
Guided by focus group findings, CDF developed materials to encourage and guide advocacy efforts for children's health issues.
CDF trained religious leaders in how to sponsor and organize programs and advocacy initiatives related to children's health.
It conducted visits for religious leaders to children's health sites, such as neo-natal intensive care units and community health clinics.