Government Affairs & Advocacy
The Government Affairs team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) supports the efforts of clinicians, staff and leadership to educate public officials and influence public policy on matters impacting CHOP and our patients. These efforts take place at the local, state and federal levels of government. We are advocates on both the legislative and regulatory fronts in Harrisburg, Trenton, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., focusing on numerous issues that impact children, clinicians, the Hospital and the Research Institute.
Follow @CHOPAdvocacy on Twitter for the latest regarding our advocacy efforts on public policy issues impacting children.
CHOP Joins National Coalition to “Sound the Alarm for Kids”
Rates of depression and suicide have been rising in children, teens, and young adults fr two decades. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, 1 in 5 children under age 18 experienced a mental health condition. The "Sound the Alarm" campaign aims to break down barriers to mental health access.
Programs Important to Kids
Public insurance programs serve as crucial safety nets for children and families across the country, providing access to essential preventive services and healthcare.
Be An Advocate
Children need advocates like you to be their voice. Here’s how you can affect change. (Hint: Vote!)
Issues that Matter to Children
When advocating for children on a local, state and national level, there are many key topics and issues you can focus on. Every day, these policies, budgets, health concerns, research efforts and legislative topics are shaping the future of our children. Learn more about these issues that matter to children and how you can get involved to speak now for kids.
- Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME)
- Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement Program (CURE)
- Covering Children with Serious Chronic Health Conditions
- Federal Budget
- Healthcare Reform
Our team members serve as liaisons between Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and local, state and federal government officials.