Advocates for children in our community

Every day decisions are made — in the legislature and throughout the community — that impact health and health care for children. But, kids don’t always have a voice in those discussions. Children’s Minnesota has an advocacy team that calls attention to health and health care issues that impact children and their families.  And, you can help. Learn how you can be a voice for children.

What the advocacy team does

When it comes to kids’ health, our job extends beyond our hospital and clinic doors. Here are just a few of the things the advocacy team does in the community. We:

  • Work with people in community to create transformative change in support of health
  • Collaborate with internal partners and external organizations to improve child health
  • Conduct community health needs assessments
  • Protect children’s health by influencing federal, state and local public policy

How you can help

Get an overview on how you can be the voice for children — from joining the Children’s Advocacy Network to telling your story.

Get informed

Learn about the key issues our advocacy team works on every day:

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