Advocacy Events

The Children's Hospital Association hosts advocacy days in Washington, D.C. for patient families and other children’s hospital stakeholders.

Advocacy day programs often feature educational briefings, remarks from lawmakers and Washington insiders, opportunities to network among fellow patient families and peers at other children’s hospitals, and a chance to carry forward a unified message to Congress in support of children's health.

For more information, contact Matthew Wright at (202) 753-5364.

Upcoming advocacy events

2020 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day
June 17-18, 2020

The Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day program provides children's hospital patients and families the opportunity to advocate on behalf of their hospitals and current child health issues.

The event features a family-friendly program tailored to accommodate the unique needs of patients and families.

While in Washington, D.C., families learn how to become effective citizen advocates and meet with lawmakers to share their stories alongside children's hospital government relations experts.

Patients and families also work with their hospitals and CHA to garner local and national media attention before, during and after the event and participate in year-round activities in support of the ongoing Speak Now for Kids campaign efforts and their respective children’s hospitals.

Event registration will open in January 2020.

Past advocacy days

2019 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day
June 26-27, 2018

2018 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day
June 26-27, 2018

2017 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day
July 12-13, 2017
Washington, D.C.

2016 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day
June 21-22, 2016
Washington, D.C.

2015 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day
June 15-16, 2015
Washington, D.C.