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.
Faces of Medicaid: The Champe family story
Medical Assistance, Minnesota's Medicaid program, provides essential care for a broad range of families in Minnesota and nearly half of the program's beneficiaries are children. "Faces of Medicaid" is a year-long series that will highlight stories from some of the patient families at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota who have benefitted from this safety net program. Protecting Medicaid is a high priority for Children's. Read more about why Medicaid matters to Children's.
My daughter Ava Marie Anna was born weighing less than a pound of butter. She was 14.5 ounces and 12 inches in length. Ava was born fighting for her life and she continues to work hard every day to make her place in our world. Read Ava's story.