Advocacy and health policy
Advocacy at Children's: You can be a voice for all children
When it comes to kids, our job extends beyond our hospital doors.
What is the Advocacy and Health Policy department?
The Advocacy and Health Policy department focuses on protecting chidlren's health through infuencing federal, state and local public policy decisions. We also engage with stakeholders outside the policy arena on issues and projects focused on children. On a daily basis, we tackle issues as diverse as Medicaid, newborn screening, immunizations, care coordination and childhood obesity.
Children don't always have a voice in the decisions that affect them and their families, making it incredibly important that those of us who can speak up, do speak up. Learn how you can be a voice for children.
Surviving the unexpected: The Stoltz family story
On June 19-20, the Children's Hospital Association will be holding its ninth annual Family Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. The Stoltz family will be attending on behalf of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.
Imagine yourself boarding an airplane, excited for the destination that lies ahead. Despite what promises to be a simple trip, during the course of the flight things start to go wrong.
An engine fails, a fire breaks out, a wing falls off and you have intermittent guidance from the control tower. You cling to your seat and hope against hope that somehow you’ll make it to the ground safely. You are filled with anxiety and paralyzing fear. Your well-being is in jeopardy and you are virtually powerless to do anything about it. Read the Stoltz family's story.