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CHAI Government Affairs

Using advocacy as a path to change, the Child Health Advocacy Institute's Government Affairs team is a voice for children at the local, state and federal levels.

We bring attention to and rally support for public policies that:

  • Aim to eliminate health disparities
  • Protect the interest of children’s health
  • Increase funding for children’s healthcare
  • Support medical research and innovation 

We help policymakers make decisions that are good for kids with:

  • Education on key children’s health issues
  • Testimony from our expert physicians and researchers
  • Community health data 

In 2020, we particularly focused on:

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Supplemental Appropriations
  • Children's Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME)
  • Medicaid Reimbursement
  • Children's National Research & Innovation Campus Zoning Application
  • Prince's George Regional Outpatient Center Grand Opening
  • Psychological Interjurisdictional Compact Act (PSYPACT)
  • Health related bills, including B23-0416, Better Access for Babies to Integrated Equitable Services Amendment Act of 2020

Learn more about our previous policy successes.