Advocacy

With member hospitals, the Children’s Hospital Association works with policymakers—both in Congress and in the administration (White House and federal agencies)—to ensure children’s unique health care needs are considered and that every child has access to high quality, cost effective health care services tailored to meet their needs. We are the nation’s leading voice advocating on behalf of children’s hospitals and the millions of children they serve. 

Through its advocacy efforts, the association:

  • Works with member hospitals and Congress to craft, reform and promote health care legislation to benefit children, especially those with complex medical conditions 
  • Educates federal policymakers, both during legislative drafting and policy implementation about key issues that impact children’s health and children’s hospitals 
  • Analyzes and synthesizes federal legislation and regulations for their impact on children’s health care, and organizes input from a network of more than 220 children’s hospitals
  • Assist children’s hospitals in understanding how federal policy may impact children’s health care in their communities 
  • Mobilizes a grassroots network of thousands of parents, health care providers and others concerned about children’s health to influence Congressional action
  • Provides tools to advance children’s hospitals’ advocacy efforts at national, state and local levels
  • Collaborates with other organizations concerned with children’s health to advance shared policy  goals and amplify our reach on Capitol Hill, within the White House and key federal agencies, and in traditional and social media

View our key issues and advocacy tools.

Contact: public.policy@childrenshospitals.org with questions. 


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