Advocacy Tools

FVCA seeks to ensure that the voices of families of children with special health care needs are heard at both the State and Federal level when policies, votes, and decisions are made.

We encourage families, professionals, advocates and all those interested in the well being of children with special health care needs to write or talk to their elected officials about the policies and decisions affecting their children.

Who Are Your Elected Officials?

Find out who your elected Federal and State officials are and how to contact them by simply entering your zip code here.

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Advocacy & Policy Resources

Here are some websites that offer information on policy development and/or legislative initiatives concerning children:

Advocacy And Communications Solutions

American Academy Of Pediatrics

The Arc California

AMCHP

Bazelon Center For Mental Health Law

California Children’s Hospital Association

California Chronic Care Coalition

Children Now

Children’s Defense Fund

Children’s Specialty Care Coalition

Children’s Regional Integrated Service System

Disability Rights CA

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

Families USA (view legislative alerts in their Action Center portal)

Family Voices National

Focus on Children Now

Health Access California

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hemophilia Council Of California

Institute For Child Health Policy

Lucile Packard Foundation For Children’s Health

March Of Dimes

National Health Law Program

Reed Martin Special Education Law

SEIU California

United Cerebral Palsy

Western Center On Law & Poverty

Wrightslaw

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