Advocating for Children’s Health
WHO: Children’s hospital patients and their families will travel from their cities and towns to Washington, D.C.
WHAT: Family Advocacy Day enables patient families to meet with members of Congress on issues directly affecting their children’s care—issues that matter to kids across the United States. This year, they will ask Congress to safeguard Medicaid and thank them for passing the ACE Kids Act, which will improve care for children with complex medical conditions in Medicaid. Participants will also talk to lawmakers about strengthening the bipartisan Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program, which supports the training of over half the nation’s new pediatric doctors.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 25, and Wednesday, June 26
RSVP: Members of the media interested in receiving the embargoed news release and/or attending Family Advocacy Day (see key events below) should contact Stephanie Wight, SWight@TheReisGroup.com, (202) 868-4016.
Tuesday, June 25:
Family Lunch and Mighty Advocate Awards
Dr. Jennifer Arnold of “The Little Couple” television series will present the awards.
June 25, 2019, 1:00 p.m. ET
Capitol Ballroom, Ballroom Level
JW Marriott Washington, DC, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue
Wednesday, June 26:
Champion for Children’s Health Awards at the Congressional Luncheon
June 26, 2019, 12:30 p.m. ET
Kennedy Caucus Room, 325 Russell Senate Office Building
Members of Congress in attendance receiving awards include Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., Rep.Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., Former Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, and Former Rep. Gene Green, D-Texas.