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Patient stories help educate legislators
Among the best ways for elected officials to learn about the important work being done at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is by visiting our facilities and hearing the stories of our patients and families.
Families share their stories
We want patients and their families to share their experiences with legislators. You can call, write letters, send an email or arrange a face-to-face meeting to discuss your views.
Elected officials say it takes less than 10 individual letters or a handful of phone calls to draw their attention to a particular issue. You can make a difference with just a few minutes of your time. And we’ll help.
Each year, patient families travel to Washington, D.C., to speak with members of Congress as part of Family Advocacy Day. Meet Derell, from Milwaukee Wisc., who took part in this event in June 2019.
Learn how Children's educates lawmakers in Madison about the importance of children's health and well-being each year.
Join our advocacy network
Children’s Advocacy Network will keep you up-to-date on issues affecting children’s health and well-being so you can contact your legislators on topics that matter to you.
Children's Hospital Association Family Advocacy Day
Patient families travel to Washington, D.C. each year to meet with lawmakers to discuss important pediatric health care issues.
Wisconsin Hospital Association Advocacy Day
Children's leaders and staff meet with state lawmakers in Madison to discuss issues impacting local hospitals, communities and kids' health.