Family Advocacy Day 2024

Family Advocacy Day 2024

June 12 - 14, 2024

Advocacy Event

About This Event

Family Advocacy Day (FAD) is a critical piece of Children's Hospital Association's year-round advocacy. FAD remains our marquis event for elevating patient stories and educating federal lawmakers and staff about the unique role children’s hospitals play in the health and well-being of children. Bringing patients and their families to Capitol Hill increases awareness about the ongoing and essential care provided by children's hospitals across the country.

The 2024 Children’s Hospital Association Family Advocacy Day will be held June 12-14, at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C.

Through this special event, patients and their families will meet with federal policymakers and their staff to increase awareness and advance public policy priorities to address:

  • The workforce shortage of doctors and other health care professionals trained to meet the unique health care needs of children.
  • The vital role Medicaid and CHIP play in families’ lives, providing health insurance to nearly half of all children in the U.S.
  • The mental, emotional, and behavioral health emergency facing children and teens.

More information and resources for FAD will be shared as it becomes available on our government relations professionals community.

Hand

Contact Us

For more information, connect with us.

Federal Affairs Questions

(202) 753-5366

Media and Programming Questions

(202) 753-5369

Related Content

Fearless Today for a Better Tomorrow: Family Advocacy Day 2023

Participants from children’s hospitals across the nation met with lawmakers to increase awareness and advance legislative priorities for children’s health.

June 28, 2023

The Role of Children's Hospitals

Children’s hospitals are driving initiatives to address the needs of children and advocating for policies that support pediatric patients and the workforce that cares for them.

Dec. 21, 2023
External Link

Children's Hospitals Make Life's Moments Possible

From comprehensive care to treatment for complex conditions, children’s hospitals make it possible for kids and their families to experience the important moments.