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What We Do

Advocating for healthier futures

With our proximity to local and federal policymakers in Washington, DC, Children’s National Medical Center is uniquely positioned to be an advocate for children. More than 30 years ago, our Child Health Advocacy Institute became the first hospital-based center focused exclusively on championing policies and legislation that improve lifetime outcomes for children.

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Awareness, Advancement, and Action

Environmental, societal, and individual factors influence children’s health and development, it is for this reason that advocacy is an important part of our mission.


As advocates, we educate decision makers, share best practices, lead and contribute to national discussions on Capitol Hill, and serve on behalf of esteemed organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association to represent what is best for children and their health.

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The Future Starts Now

Children’s National provides care for one of four children in the nation’s capital.


Through the Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health and working closely with many committed community partners, we are able to offer more than 30 healthcare programs and community level interventions for children and families in the Washington, DC area. Our goals are to create a lasting standard for prevention and community education, promote access to specialists and primary care, and elevate health community wide:

In recognition of our expertise in caring for kids, we are also a resource in times of local and international emergencies.


Main Campus
111 Michigan Ave., N.W
Washington, D.C 20010
General Information
TDD/TTY phone number: 800-855-1155
Appointments, Referral, and Information Service
888-884-BEAR (2327) or 202-476-BEAR (2327)

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