Our aim is to give a voice to those children whose needs are often marginalized in favor of those who have a stronger presence among policy makers.
Alexandria, VA (Vocus) April 27, 2010
The National Association of Children’s Hospitals (N.A.C.H.) recently launched a new blog focused on child health policy issues. With All Our Might elevates child health issues that are often overlooked in public policy discussions on health care. The blog provides insight into child health policy issues and the impact they have on how health care is delivered to children in the United States.
“Through With All Our Might, we hope to build an ongoing dialogue among those who work on child health policy issues, provide medical care to a child or are the parents of a child who has been ill or suffers from a chronic condition,” said Lawrence A. McAndrews, president and CEO of N.A.C.H. “Our aim is to give a voice to those children whose needs are often marginalized in favor of those who have a stronger presence among policy makers.”
The blog is hosted by Aimee Ossman, director of policy analysis for N.A.C.H. and a proud mother of two boys. An experienced blogger, Ossman also writes the Kids’ Health blog for Working Mother online.
“The title sums up the efforts by advocates who work on behalf of children or attend to their needs on a regular basis: we do it with all our might,” says Ossman. “It takes energy and passion to give voice to the health care needs of children. It’s our hope that we’ll be able to capture that spirit as we write about the latest child health issues.”
Since launching in Jan. 2010, the blog has featured posts written by Ossman, McAndrews, other N.A.C.H. staff, as well as children hospital leaders and practitioners. Topics that have been covered include workforce shortages among pediatric subspecialties, health care reform, access to care and visits to the White House.
To subscribe to With All Our Might, please visit http://www.childrenshospitals.typepad.com/withallourmight/. To submit a blog post, please contact Norida Torriente at ntorriente(at)nachri(dot)org.
The National Association of Children’s Hospitals (N.A.C.H.) is the public policy affiliate of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions. Representing more than 140 freestanding acute care children’s hospitals, freestanding children’s rehabilitation and specialty hospitals, and children’s hospitals organized within larger medical centers, N.A.C.H. addresses public policy issues affecting children’s hospitals’ missions of service to the children of their communities, including clinical care, education, research and advocacy.
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