About the Government Affairs, Health Policy, and 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.

Learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

  • Programs important to kidsPublic 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. 

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