Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland provides world-class care for all kids. One of the ways we care for children is by advocating with legislators and government agencies for improved pediatric healthcare. You can help by getting involved and making your voice heard.
Respond to Advocacy Alerts
Advocacy alerts are calls to action on pending legislation affecting children and Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland.
Please Urge Congress to Protect Children in Health Reform! Please take 1 minute to send your representative an email.
Go to: CapWiz Advocacy Alert.
Type in your home ZIP code at "Take Action Now" and click "Go." You'll find a letter which is ready to send to your elected officials with a couple of computer clicks.
For the first time in many years, our nation's leaders are working to reform our country's health care system - and it's up to us to make sure that their proposals take care of the children we serve.
Congress is scheduled to begin “marking up” their proposed health reform legislation the week of June 17th. While Congress has been focused on expanding health insurance coverage for all Americans, real reform needs to go much further and guarantee access to health care services. For children, access means receiving pediatric-specific services, having enough pediatricians and pediatric specialists nearby, and paying pediatric providers enough to accept patients from both public and private insurance plans. The legislation as drafted has very little to cover the unique needs of children.
We have a short window of time in which we can influence the content of proposed legislation.
Please take a minute to go to CapWiz Action Alert and with a couple of computer clicks, send the pre-filled email to your elected officials.
We encourage you to personalize your message – describe your role at Children’s Hospital Oakland and why it’s important that all children in our community have access to the quality health care we provide. Personalized letters make the greatest impression on elected officials, and every letter counts.
Children’s Hospital Oakland joins the National Association of Children’s Hospitals’ Speak Now for Kids in Health Reform campaign. Speak Now for Kids in Health Reform provides an open forum for the public to express their thoughts and concerns about children and health reform. More than 100 other children’s hospitals and allied organizations around the country such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, Children’s Defense Fund, Children’s Health Fund, First Focus and The March of Dimes have joined the campaign.
This is a nonpartisan effort to make sure Congress speaks for kids.
This differs from other Action Alerts because it is not aimed at supporting or opposing specific legislation but at letting Congress know that our kids cannot be overlooked in the health reform debate. The legislation being drafted right now will impact the way all Americans receive health care. We can’t let Congress leave our kids behind.
How you can help: send a message, tell a friend
The Speak Now For Kids website is highly interactive. You can add your personal story, upload photos or video testimonials that speak to the aspect of health reform you care about most. There's even a map which will grow as people across the country Speak Now For Kids.
There are no better voices for children’s health needs than those in the Children’s Hospital Oakland community who dedicate themselves every day to providing quality health care to all children. Please use your voice to Speak Now For Kids in Health Reform at: