Advocacy Efforts

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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.

GR 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. GR 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.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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