Tag: Advocacy

Advancing Equity through Advocacy

By: Paul H. Dworkin, MD and Marcus Smith Encouraging our public officials to address the needs of children, in contrast to prioritizing their voting constituents, is a daunting challenge. Despite the often-cited truth that “children are our future,” support for children’s issues is often lacking and demands that […]

Speak Up for Children

By: Elaine Wang, MD The first time I ever wrote a letter to a legislator, I was in the 4th grade. We were learning about “current events” at school and our teacher tasked us with writing letters to our state representatives. I no longer remember what the subject […]

Can We Bend the Arc Toward Justice?

By: Kimberly Martini-Carvell Yes, “…the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Whether the author of this sentiment is Theodore Parker, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., or Barack Obama, it has always comforted me in times of national and political unrest and […]

Public Policy Advocacy

By: Eminet Gurganus, MPH We have had extraordinary opportunities at the local, state and national levels to speak with policy makers in an effort to effect change to promote the optimal healthy development of children. One of those opportunities took place recently in Hartford where Connecticut Children’s Medical […]