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  • September 20, 2017

Grassroots Toolkit: Be a Champion for Children's Health

“Be a Champion for Children’s Health” is a guide member hospitals can provide to advocates to educate them on ways to get involved in legislative advocacy at a local, state and national level.

Follow these simple recommendations to increase your effectiveness as a champion for children’s health:

Patients served by children’s hospitals depend on champions like you to be their advocates and to support policies that improve the well-being of all children. Whether you’re a patient, parent or a staff member just concerned about our kids’ health, you can raise your voice to influence local, state, and federal policies. We need to educate our elected officials on how their decisions impact children’s health.

Speak Now for Kids is an online advocacy network designed to raise awareness among legislators about how public policies impact children’s health care. Established by the Children’s Hospital Association, Speak Now for Kids offers resources for people like you to support your advocacy efforts.

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