Let’s say you would like to be Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Here are just a few things you will need: a keen intellect, a sterling CV distinguished by the highest levels of clinical and research achievement, a vision for how CHOP can lead the next great advances in pediatric science, and stamina. Lots of it.
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.
CHOP’s Healthier Together Initiative, which addresses the social determinants of health, will support CLS to provide legal representation to families as Philadelphia’s temporary ban on evictions is set to expire, and the national moratorium on evictions issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention covers only a fraction of Philadelphia renters.
This year brings two important opportunities to advocate for children and the programs that impact their health and well-being. See below for more information about how to safely and effectively make your voice heard.