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.
Gun Violence Op-Ed
Stanford pediatricians Lisa Patel and Devika Bhusan wrote an Op-Ed for the Sacramento Bee about children and gun violence (July 2019).
Pediatric residents and faculty joined Stanford medical students to demonstrate their solidarity with victims of sexual assault. (October 4, 2018)
Residents, faculty, and medical staff gathered at Stanford to rally against gun violence. (September 17, 2018)
Advocating for immigrant children and families at the border
Residents and faculty recently rallied together to advocate for protecting the rights of immigrant children and their parents to stay together after crossing the border. Wearing their white coats, they marched in solidarity with advocates from across the Bay Area at rallies in San Francisco, Redwood City, Mountain View and San Jose. Dr. Jaime Peterson (left) taking a stand for childrens' rights. (June 30, 2018)
Advocating to protect MediCaid funding
Residents and medical students at LPCH made posters and engaged in a social media campaign to save funding for children's health insurance. (June 2016)
Using social media as an advocacy tool
Residents at LPCH use time during morning report and noon conference to plan their advocacy strategies. Twitter campaigns have become the primary strategy for collective advocacy.