Advocacy Tools

Children’s hospitals may access tools and legal guidance to build and strengthen their issue advocacy capacity, as well as engage their communities on behalf of children before the local, state and federal legislatures.

Resources

Talking Points
Pass the ACE Kids Act
October 4, 2016

Encourage your members of Congress to pass the "The ACE Kids Act of 2015," S. 298 and H.R. 546, in both the House and the Senate.

Toolkit
Congressional Recess Advocacy Activities
October 4, 2016

Children's hospitals can remind members of Congress of the importance of the ACE Kids Act by engaging in these advocacy activities.

Toolkit
Suggested Guidelines for Children’s Hospitals to Advocate for Public Policy on Social Media
August 12, 2016

These suggested guidelines are designed to give children’s hospitals a framework to engage audiences and accomplish their mission by using social ...

Presentation or Recording
2015 Government Relations Planning Meeting Presentations and Materials
December 3, 2015

Access presentations and handouts from the meeting.

Toolkit
Grassroots Tool Kit: Be a Champion for Children's Health
November 9, 2015

Be a Champion for Children's Health is an advocate's guide to getting involved in legislative advocacy at a local, state and national level.

Standard or Guideline
Election Year Activities and the Law
January 16, 2015

This memo answers questions hospital staff may have regarding activities during an election year.

Standard or Guideline
Guidelines for Elected Officials' Visits to Children's Hospitals
January 16, 2015

This memo describes the permissible activities regarding visits to children’s hospitals by elected officials.

Standard or Guideline
Rules on Lobbying Activities for Non-profit Entities
January 16, 2015

This memo summarizes legal restrictions on the lobbying activities of non-profit organizations (as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal ...

Standard or Guideline
Rules on Interaction With Administration Officials Concerning Health Care Implementation
January 16, 2015

This memo summarizes the legal restrictions that will apply when Children’s Hospital Association member hospitals interact with employees of the ...

Standard or Guideline
Disclosure of Federal Lobbying Activities
January 16, 2015

This memo outlines federal lobbying reporting requirements.

Standard or Guideline
Congressional Gift Rules
January 16, 2015

This memo provides guidance on the gift rules and lists the exceptions for lobbyists and organizations that hire lobbyists.

Standard or Guideline
Rules on Personal and Hospital Political Activity
January 16, 2015

Guidelines for how a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and individuals employed by these organizations may engage in political activities.

Standard or Guideline
Guidelines for Permissible Non-partisan Candidate and Voter Education Activities
January 16, 2015

Guidelines for hosting non-partisan candidate and voter education activities by 501(c)(3) organizations.

Standard or Guideline
Guidance on LDA Reporting
January 16, 2015

This memo outlines key elements of the revised guidance member hospitals should review before filing their LD-2 Lobbying Activity Reports and LD-203 ...

Standard or Guideline
Legal Guidance for CEOs in an Election Year
January 16, 2015

These guidelines are designed to assist children’s hospital CEOs navigate the regulations governing permissible election year activities.

Standard or Guideline
LD-203 Disclosure of Events to Honor Covered Officials
January 16, 2015

This memo outlines disclosure rules for events that honor or recognize covered legislative or executive branch officials.

Standard or Guideline
Guidance on Non-connected Political Committees
January 16, 2015

This memo outlines the guidelines on the financial and operating independence rules that govern independent political action committees.

Toolkit
ACE Kids Advocacy Tool Kit
January 9, 2015

Use these materials to communicate with your members of Congress and build support in your local community to encourage your representative to ...

Contact

Action Alert

Children with medical complexity need your help. Tell your legislators to support the bipartisan ACE Kids Act to improve care access and coordination as well as reduce Medicaid costs.