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Child Health Advocacy Institute

Children’s National Hospital became the first pediatric hospital in the nation to form an in-house advocacy institute. The belief at the time was that in order to create an environment where children could grow up to fulfill their potential, a cohort of advocates was necessary to ensure systems and policy did not ignore the needs of the region’s smallest residents. That mission is even more important today. In 2007, Children’s National became home to the country’s first hospital-based department focused exclusively on child health advocacy, the Child Health Advocacy Institute (CHAI).

We demonstrate our commitment to children and families by investing significant resources and services through our: