Advocacy Efforts

Boston Children's Hospital's Office of Community Health works with the Office of Government Relations (GR) to influence changes to improve care and support for children and families. 

The Office of Government Relations works with policy decision-makers at the local, state and national levels to uphold the hospital’s mission of providing exceptional clinical care, research, and training for pediatric providers.  Government Relations works to develop sustainable and systemic solutions to child health concerns, such as asthma, obesity, child development and mental health.

Children's Advocacy Network

The Children's Advocacy Network (CAN) is a a grassroots network of child advocates interested in the health and well-being of children and families. CAN members contribute to the advocacy efforts of Boston Children’s Hospital by communicating with their state and federal lawmakers about child health issues. The Office of Government Relations offers CAN members regular advocacy training opportunities and issue-specific forums throughout the year.

Kohl's and Boston Children's Hospital's Healthy Family Fun Program

The Office of Community Health wants to promote events and resources for children and families in our local community.

Visit for more information on how to get active and stay healthy! This site features a database to search for physical activities in specific Boston neighborhoods, health and wellness tips as well as fun recipes to try with the whole family.



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