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Inside Pediatrics Podcast

Birmingham, Ala. (June 11, 2024) — Children’s of Alabama patient Harmony Cooper and her family will head to Washington D.C. this week to meet with members of Congress as part of Children’s Hospital Association’s (CHA) 19th annual Family Advocacy Day. Harmony, who received care from Children’s, will join child patient advocates from children’s hospitals across the country to advocate for legislation that ensures access to high-quality pediatric healthcare.

During her visit, Harmony will meet with Senator Katie Britt, Representative Terri Sewell, and Representative Mike Rogers from our congressional delegation to discuss Children’s role in her health journey. She will also participate in a special advocacy event in the historic Ways and Means Committee hearing room.

“We are so proud of Harmony and all of our young patient advocates for traveling to Washington, D.C., to share their deeply personal and heroic stories of resilience with policymakers,” said Matt Cook, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Association. “By making health care policy personal for Congress, we know we can make a real impact with our message: the time to act is now.”

During Family Advocacy Day, nearly 50 pediatric patients and their families will call on Congress to invest in our country's future by supporting an increased pediatric workforce, strengthening Medicaid and CHIP, and expanding mental health services for children and teenagers.

To read more about Harmony’s story, click here.