Connecticut Children’s Medical Center believes one of the most effective ways to make our communities better for children, now and in the future, is legislative advocacy. Quite simply, this means supporting laws and policies that are good for children—such as those that help prevent injuries or give children access to quality health care—and opposing ones that are not.
Connecticut Children’s is often called upon by policy makers to act as an expert resource on health care issues that affect children. Too often, kids do not have a voice in the decisions that affect them and their families. Connecticut Children’s advocacy efforts are aimed at making sure that children’s concerns are always heard when public policies are made.
Connecticut Children’s advocates for children using two distinct strategies:
- Direct Lobbying. This approach means we talk with policy makers about issues that affect kid’s health and act as an expert resource for pediatric health information.
- Grassroots Advocacy. This strategy involves mobilizing people who care about children’s health to influence policy issues that concern them. Connecticut Children’s Advocacy Network represents a group of people who care about the health and well-being of children and want to make a difference. Advocates write letters, make phone calls and share information when needed to help influence policy makers.
Medical – Legal Partnership
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center improves the health and welfare of underserved children and their families through the Medical-Legal Partnership Project.
The Medical-Legal Partnership Project is devoted to providing traditional legal representation for children within a comprehensive approach to the child’s health care needs as well as advocating for children’s health on a systemic basis. Learn more about the Medical-Legal Partnership Program ».