Advocacy Events

CHA 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 Gillian Ray at (202) 753-5327.

Upcoming advocacy events

2021 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Week
June 13-18, 2021

While we all look forward to safely attending events in person, we'll conduct a virtual Family Advocacy Week again this year given the unknown timeline for COVID-19 vaccinations in children. Like this past summer's event, customized digital collateral will be produced for each patient champion.

Past advocacy days

2020 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Week
Aug. 10-14, 2020

2019 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day
June 25-26, 2019

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

2017 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day
July 12-13, 2017

2016 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day
June 21-22, 2016

2015 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day
June 15-16, 2015