Office of Child Advocacy
What is Child Health Advocacy?
Advocacy is acting on behalf of or in someone else’s interests. Child Health Advocacy is acting on behalf of children to create an environment in the home, community, or the nation that supports child health and optimal childhood development.
What does the Office of Child Health Advocacy do?
The goal of the Office of Child Health Advocacy at Mercy Children’s Hospital is to carry out the mission of Mercy and the role statement of Mercy Children’s Hospital which follows.
“Mercy Children’s Hospital will be a leader in advocacy for children and in community health education with a particular emphasis on the residents of Northwest Ohio. MCH will address not only the issues of children, on the whole, but also issues related to the needs of specific populations of children, such as the underserved and disenfranchised.”
In general, child advocacy efforts may be focused in three ways: Personal Advocacy, Public Policy, and System Development. The Office of Child Health Advocacy at Mercy Children’s Hospital functions in all three areas.
For more information about Child Health Advocacy at Mercy Children’s Hospital, contact:
Office of Child Health Advocacy
Mercy Children's Hospital
2213 Cherry Street
Toledo, Ohio 43608