Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) May 16, 2014
Family Voices, Inc. is pleased to announce its Congressional Champions who have led the way to support families of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities. Honorees will be celebrated on Monday, May 19, from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the national organization’s From the Heart Legislative Reception, to be held in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room B340 in Washington, D.C. Family leaders and partners from throughout the country will be in attendance to celebrate these elected officials. The reception is part of a three-day national meeting for family leaders to learn best practices in family-centered care, health care, wellness, and policy.
Congressional Honorees are:
- The Honorable Tom Harkin, United States Senate, Iowa
- The Honorable Orrin Hatch, United States Senate, Utah
- The Honorable Robert Menendez, United States Senate, New Jersey
- The Honorable Ron Wyden, United States Senate, Oregon
- The Honorable Frank Pallone, Jr., United States House of Representatives, NJ
- The Honorable Henry Waxman, United States House of Representatives, California
“These honorees have led the way to ensure children and youth with special health care needs, and their families have the information and support they need to make informed health care decisions for their children. In particular, we applaud their leadership for supporting the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers, a resource in every state for families and their professional providers,” states Molly Cole, National Family Voices President.
Family Voices is a national nonprofit organization that works on behalf of families of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities. A family-led organization with 43 state affiliates, Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Through our national grassroots network, we provide families with resources and support to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among families and professionals, and serve as a trusted resource on health care.