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 Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has an advocacy team that calls attention to health and healthcare 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
Meet the people on our advocacy team.
How you can help
Learn about the key issues our advocacy team works on every day:
- Medicaid (Medical Assistance)
- Medical education
- Health equity
- Early childhood development
- Wellness (physical activity and healthy eating)
- Mental health
Born 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.