Pediatrics Advocacy Program
To advocate for improving the health status of children while reducing health disparities in the Bay Area, California, and nationally.
The Pediatric Advocacy Program at Stanford provides a coherent structure for local advocacy efforts and community partnerships at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) and the Stanford University School of Medicine (SOM).
The advocacy program is designed to improve the coordination of child-focused advocacy activities and local programs underway at Stanford. The program strives to provide a critical base for developing new initiatives of national importance defining how a major pediatric center can support efforts to strengthen local, regional, and national child health programs and policies through innovative training and community-engaged partnerships.
The Pediatric Advocacy Program works with a variety of community partners to improve child health and well being, and to eliminate health inequalities. Our team aims to respond to the most pressing child health issues and community-identified needs. Over several years, we have engaged in projects that have focused on food insecurity, early education, mental health, and other social determinants of health.
We believe in the power of physicans to raise their voice for the health and well being of all children. Dr. Lisa Chamberlain (Associate Chair for Community-engagment and Advocacy) leads concerted advocacy efforts at Lucile Packard Children's hospital (LPCH) and school of medicine. Dr. Chamberlain oversees an Advocacy Council comprised of resdients, fellows, faculty and staff similarly interested in engaging in advocacy efforts.