• Press Release
  • June 25, 2019

Children’s Hospital Association’s Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day

Media Contact

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.


About the Children's Hospital Association

The Children’s Hospital Association is the national voice of more than 220 children’s hospitals, advancing child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care.