Overview of Advocacy at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's Children's Advocacy Network is the Children's Hospital and Health System's advocacy network. Through advocacy, we can help ensure and improve the health and well-being of all children and families.
Family Advocacy Day 2012.
No one can tell the stories of children's hospitals better than the individuals most touched by their presence. This year, Claire Bevec, from Kenosha, Wis., took her story to Washington, D.C. She joined nearly 30 other child patients and their families from across the country to ask Congress to protect health care for children. National health care programs our kids rely on face cuts that would impact access to timely, quality pediatric health care.
Community benefits: How we help the community.
Children's Hospital is committed to dedicating resources to our community to enhance the well-being of our children.
Children's Hospital creates and supports numerous community programs that benefit the health of our children.
A message from Peggy Troy, RN, MSN, president and CEO of Children's Hospital and Health System
Our mission is to improve the health status of children. It's that simple. Of all the programs that Children's Hospital and Health System offers to our community and beyond, it all comes down to them: our children.
We are committed to dedicating resources to our community to enhance the well-being of our children. That dedication is demonstrated through:
- Caregiving. As one of the nation's top children's hospitals, we offer some of the nation's best medical and social service care through multiple specialties and interdisciplinary collaboration.
- Advocacy. Through federal, state and community relationships and health, social service, research and programs, the health system works to speak up for and protect our children. Watch this video of Peggy Troy, President and CEO of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, to learn how you can help advocate for kids.
- Research. Research throughout the health system advances state-of-the-art pediatric health care through translational research programs to find life-saving discoveries and cures in the diseases that affect children. These include interventions that enhance quality of life for children and families living with chronic health conditions.
- Education. From teaching kids and families how to stay healthy, to teaching future caregivers for the next generation, the health system incorporates education in every area.
Peggy Troy, RN, MSN
President and CEO
Children's Hospital and Health System