Advocacy at Children's: You can be a voice for all children

When it comes to kids, our job extends beyond our hospital doors.

advocacy video teaserBorn prematurely, Shelby's life was saved with the help of Children's and the assistance of Medicaid. In this video, her parents talk about their journey.

What is the Advocacy and Health Policy department? The Advocacy and Health Policy department focuses on protecting children's health through influencing 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.

Learning more about the health of our community

Family with health professionalThis fall, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota completed a valuable process to help us better understand pressing health needs in the communities we serve.

Under the Affordable Care Act, all non-profit hospitals are required to conduct a community health needs assessment every three years. The intention is to help hospitals understand the most pressing health needs in the communities they serve and to explore how the hospital can support efforts to address these needs.