• Advocacy Event
  • June 26-27, 2018

2018 Speak Now For Kids Family Advocacy Day

On June 26 to June 27, patients and families from children's hospitals across the country will travel to Washington, D.C., to advocate on behalf of children's health during the fourteenth annual Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day. Follow our young champions who will share stories of their health care journey with legislators to illustrate why all children need children's hospitals, and how public policy can influence their access to health care.

Program Highlights

The event will kick off on June 26, with a sightseeing bus tour of the city, lunch at the hotel, and an interactive advocate training for all ages that will prepare participants for legislative visits the next day. That evening, families will be swept into a patriotic-themed dinner celebration, including live music and other family-friendly entertainment.
On June 27, hospital representatives and families will head to Capitol Hill to meet with legislators and their staff. Lunch will be provided on the Hill. The day will conclude with a send-off social gathering at the hotel.

Online Registration Process

Hospital staff and families will register online through separate links:

Hospital Staff Registration

Family Registration (including private nurses, nannies and extended family)

Families will receive an email upon the completion of their registration asking them to complete the Protected Health Information (PHI) and the Children’s Hospital Association Publicity Release forms. Forms must be signed and submitted in order to participate in Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day and for CHA to share child patient stories. Signed forms can be emailed to Lauren Moeggenberg or faxed to (202) 753-5489.

View a recorded webinar demonstrating the 2018 online registration process.

For questions regarding the registration process, please contact Vikki Sara at (202) 753-5357.

Advocacy Event
June 26-27, 2018 JW Marriott Washington, DC Washington, DC