Kids cannot vote. Kids cannot call Congress or meet with legislators on issues affecting their health and well-being. They need strong organizations, institutions and people to do this for them. Children's hospitals, by virtue of their role in providing complex care and care exclusively for children, are significant partners in government in caring for children.
In 1994, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago established the Public Policy Committee of the Board to recommend institutional positions on legislation and regulation that enable the hospital to enhance the health and well-being of all children.
Review the topics below to learn more about our public policy priorities and positions.