Contacting for Change: 2021-2022 Co-Sponsorship
The Massachusetts Legislative session runs every two years, and the 2021-2021 session has just begun. That means it is time once again to seek co-sponsors for our top legislative priorities. Co-sponsors are legislative champions who support a bill throughout the legislative process.
Click here to view this session’s legislative agenda. And click here to view a recording of the co-sponsorship drive we held on March 17, 2021: Contacting for Change: Advocating for Children’s Health. This event showed advocates how to use their voices and advocate on behalf of children and families.
Use the link below to be connected to your state representative and state senator and email them today!
Behavioral Health Advocacy
Boston Children’s is committed to ensuring access to timely and high-quality behavioral health care for children and adolescents. Over the past legislative cycle, the government relations team at Boston Children’s focused on behavioral health patient boarding, expanded access to substance use treatment, workforce development, school-based behavioral health services, integration into primary care and urgent care settings, parity, and more.
Action Alert: Lawmakers will need to hear from the frontlines about how and why children’s behavioral health access is so critical for patients at Boston Children’s. Sign up below to receive information and action alerts to help in the fight for children’s access to behavioral health care in Massachusetts.
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Boston Children’s Hospital has been a national leader in using innovations in telehealth to care for our patients. The expansion of telehealth use during the COVID-19 health emergency has enabled providers to continue to care for our patients and has become an important tool in many areas of care across the hospital. Maintaining telehealth payment parity and access will be critical to safely reopening the hospital while allowing us to continue providing world class care to the children we serve.
Action Alert: The governor and state legislators will need to hear from the frontlines about how and why telehealth is so critical to the patients and providers at Boston Children’s Hospital as we transition out of this crisis and into a new normal healthcare landscape. Sign up below to receive information and action alerts to make expanded telehealth coverage a permanent change in Massachusetts.
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