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Children's Advocacy


Children’s advocates for kids through Community Relations, Legislative Relations and education and outreach programs.

Children's Advocacy NetworkChildren's Advocacy Network (CAN)

A community of people who have committed themselves to supporting Children's Hospital Central California by communicating with legislators about issues that are important to the health and wellbeing of children and families. Go to Children's Advocacy Network (CAN) mini-site...
Community Relations

By fostering working partnerships with community-based organizations, our community relations program develops collaborative approaches for advocating on behalf of children throughout Central California and for the work we are doing here at Children's. 

Legislative Relations

Monitoring, analyzing and influencing legislation at local, state and federal levels is essential to effective advocacy and effective legislative relations.  The timely involvement of key staff in the legislative process will improve our ability to shape public policy and improve governmental support for our programs and services. 

Education and Outreach

Literacy programs, community health fairs and our Online Health Encyclopedia are only part of our Education and Outreach efforts. 

Speaker’s Bureau

The healthcare professionals at Children’s Hospital Central California are passionate about the care of Valley youth and want to share their knowledge with you. Our Speaker’s Bureau experts are available to service clubs, classes, businesses, committees and community or civic groups at no charge. Simply fill out the “Request a Speaker” form at least four to six weeks in advance. We will do our best to match the right person with your needs.