Cincinnati Children’s works with community leaders, organizations and policymakers at the city, state and national levels to bring attention to child health issues.  Cincinnati Children’s advocates for policies that keep children healthy and safe and ensure their access to high quality health care.  Cincinnati Children’s wants to maintain a strong pediatric workforce and foster innovation in pediatric research and clinical care.  Additionally, Cincinnati Children’s has developed comprehensive initiatives in its core community health program areas: early childhood development, asthma, childhood obesity, injury prevention and prematurity.

Cincinnati Children’s also provides policy expertise grounded in scientific and clinical knowledge, and brings leadership to drive change that will improve health outcomes for children and families.  Cincinnati Children’s believes in an interdisciplinary approach to advocacy that utilizes the support and expertise of hospital staff and senior leadership, patient families and community partners.  Strategies include public education, legislative advocacy and grassroots mobilization.  Cincinnati Children’s experts are available to meet with government officials, testify before committees and help analyze the impact of policies on children and child health.

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