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FROM EXPERIENCE / ROUNDS

reaction from asking groups
to advocate for children's
health," she says. "It was a
great learning experience,
and we are encouraged to
engage in future efforts."

ORGANIZED EVENTS
Child Health Champions
is
Children's
Hospital
Colorado's state advocacy
network, which includes
6,600 Colorado residents and
others who reside in the hospital's seven-state region.
This network leverages the
voices of physicians, health
care professionals, patients
and families with business

leaders and community
members to speak up for
kids when public policy is
being considered. The hospital engages the network
throughout the year by
sending regular updates
about its public policy priorities and asking constituents
to call or email lawmakers
when appropriate.
Last year, the hospital
organized four postcardwriting events at its campuses across the state.
These events generated
1,600 handwritten postcards
that were hand-delivered to
U.S. Senator Cory Gardner's

office, and more than 350
postcards were delivered to
state lawmakers.
Lauren Gennaro, advocacy and communications specialist, says the postcardwriting events help educate
hospital team members,
as well as the Child Health
Champions network, on the
issues. "We provide them
an opportunity to speak up
in a unique way," she says.
The advocacy team makes
it easy for advocates by providing
already-addressed
postcards, talking points,
FAQs and one-pagers.
To complement efforts of

Child Health Champions,
the hospital leads advocacy
training events across the
state. Its largest is the annual Speak Up for Kids Day
at the Capitol in Denver. The
event informs constituents
about child policy issues and
provides them with training
to advocate to elected officials. "There are individuals
across the state who want to
learn how to be better advocates for kids." Gennaro says.
"Providing these opportunities benefits them, our organization, and our state."
Tell your hospital's story. Email
magazine@childrenshospitals.org.

PRESENTS

36th Annual

Review of Developmental-Behavioral Disorders
& A Spectrum of Pediatric Challenges
Sunday, May 20 - Friday, May 25, 2018
Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC

For more information, email Susan Salvatore at
susan.salvatore@hackensackmeridian.org
or call (551) 996-5411.
FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Sandra G. Hassink, M.D., FAAP * Perri Klass, M.D. * Amy Wetherby, Ph.D.

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