For the past 13 years, PolicyLab, a research center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has been steadfast in working toward its mission to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research. Knowing we cannot achieve improved child health outcomes by ourselves, we are partnering with Academy Health on this exciting forum that will convene regional leaders in children’s health for a local and national look at how we can work together to tackle the most pressing policy and practice issues facing children, teens and their families.
Under the theme of “Bridging New Partnerships, Creating Change,” this forum is intended to propel innovative solutions for important topics such as COVID-19 recovery, the youth behavioral health crisis, payment reform innovation, and fourth-trimester health that policymakers, advocates, and researchers can collaborate on to ensure today’s youth have every opportunity to become healthy, productive adults.
The forum will feature several plenary sessions with leading experts focused on some of the most pressing policy issues in child, adolescent and family health, followed by discussion-based breakout sessions with panels designed to answer the question “How can we work together to move the needle on these issues?” In the breakout sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to follow a behavioral health or health equity track.
Speakers will include PolicyLab’s outstanding researchers as well as youth advocates and prominent local, state and federal experts on a variety of child health policy issues. During the event, PolicyLab will award a “Children’s Champion Award” to recognize an individual for a distinguished legacy of impactful advocacy to improve children’s health policy and practice, and “Outstanding Youth Awards” to recognize inspiring children and teens who are making a difference in our community.
If you have questions about this event, please reach out to Lauren Walens (WalensL@chop.edu).
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Attendees are encouraged to take public transportation to the event given the central location of the Kimmel Center.
Subway: The Broad Street Subway's Walnut-Locust Station is located two blocks from the Kimmel Center. Market-Frankford and Subway Surface riders should make a free transfer to the Broad Street Line at the 15th & Market stop.
Regional Rail: All Regional Rail lines stop at Suburban Station, where riders can transfer to the nearby Broad Street Line at City Hall Station or take the 15-minute walk to the Kimmel Center.
Bus: Routes 4, 27 and 32 travel along Broad Street. Route 12 runs east-west along Locust and Walnut Streets. Other nearby buses include Routes 9, 21 and 42, which run along Walnut and Chestnut Streets. Bus Routes 9, 21, 32 and 42 are handicapped accessible.
New Jersey's PATCO High-Speed Line: Take the High-Speed Line toward Philadelphia, to the last stop (15th Street). Take the stairs to street level, where you will surface at 15th & Locust Streets. From there, walk one block south on 15th Street to Spruce Street. Turn left and find the entrance to the Kimmel Center a half block up on your right.
Individuals who wish to drive and park must do so at their own expense. You can find more information on parking at or around the Kimmel Center here.