- 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.
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.
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:
- Asthma (Impact DC)
- Congenital Heart Disease Screening Program
- Health Problems Related to Bullying
- Mobile Health (Children’s Health Project for Free Health and Dental Care)
- Obesity Prevention and Community Wellness Programs
- School Services, Inc. School Health Nursing Program
- The Sickle Cell Program
- DC Health Matters
- Health Leads
In recognition of our expertise in caring for kids, we are also a resource in times of local and international emergencies.
- Newton, CT
- Action around the world