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No one can tell the stories of children's hospitals better than the individuals most touched by their presence. Every year, N.A.C.H. hosts three advocacy days in Washington, D.C. — each with a different goal and focused on different participants. Advocacy Day programs feature educational briefings, remarks from lawmakers and Washington insiders, and opportunities to network with colleagues. For more information, contact Maria Apostolou, 703/797-6048.

Upcoming 2010 Advocacy Days

This video demonstrates the impact of Advocacy Days hosted in 2007 (5 min.)

Family Advocacy Day

June 15-16, 2010
J.W. Marriott, Washington, DC
N.A.C.H.'s Family Advocacy Day is a unique event that provides the opportunity for families with children who have been treated at children's hospitals to come to Washington and advocate on behalf of their hospitals. The advocacy day is scheduled just after the end of most schools' academic semesters, and features family-friendly and completely wheelchair-accessible tours and activities. For many families, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

VIP Advocacy Day

September 14-15, 2010
The Fairmont, Washington DC
VIP Advocacy Day is designed for hospitals to bring trustees, medical leaders, major donors, and other "grasstops" contacts to Washington. This year's program will feature high-level strategy discussions, an insightful panel discussion with George Will and Paul Begala, and a gala reception and dinner at the historial DAR museum (Daughter's of the American Revolution).  



Past Advocacy Days

Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

February 23-24, 2010
Sofitel Hotel, Washington, DC
N.A.C.H. will hold its first advocacy day in 2010 on February 23 and 24. Capitol Hill Advocacy Day occurs early in the congressional calendar, providing an excellent opportunity for hospital staff to meet with members of their delegation while policy and appropriations decisions are in the formative stages. Access legislative advocacy materials.

VIP Advocacy Day

September 15-16, 2009
The Fairmont, Washington DC
VIP Advocacy Day provides an opportunity for children's hospitals to bring trustees, medical leaders, major donors, and other "grasstops" contacts to Washington during a critical time in the decision making process of child health legislation. Access legislative advocacy materials.

Family Advocacy Day

June 17-18, 2009
J.W. Marriott, Washington, DC

N.A.C.H.'s hosted record-breaking turn out at the fifth annual Family Advocacy Day. This unique event provides families with children who have been treated at children's hospitals an opportunity to come to Washington and advocate on behalf of their hospitals. The advocacy day occured at a very timely point in the national health reform debate, and featured family-friendly, and completely wheelchair-accessible tours and activities. View full event coverage including patient stories, photos, blogs and more.

Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

February 25-26, 2009
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

N.A.C.H. held its first advocacy day in 2009 on February 25 and 26. Capitol Hill Advocacy Day occurred early in the congressional calendar, and provided an excellent opportunity for hospital staff to meet with members of their delegation while policy and appropriations decisions were in the formative stages. Capitol Hill Advocacy Day 2009 offered an especially valuable opportunity for hospital government relations staff to meet with newly elected Members of Congress as they began their first term in office. Access legislative advocacy materials