Government Affairs

The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Government Affairs department works with state and federal officials to find legislative solutions for the issues affecting Children’s and to advance effective health policies for Georgia’s children. In addition, public policy plays an integral role in the daily operations at Children’s. The government controls how many rooms and beds Children’s has, certain qualifications staff must meet and, in large part, how Children's is paid for its services.

Each year, the Georgia General Assembly meets to review and pass legislation, and the Children’s Government Affairs team closely monitors legislation concerning child health and healthcare. The Children’s Government Affairs team writes bills and speaks before the General Assembly to represent the needs of patients at Children's and children statewide.

At the federal level, the department works with members of the Georgia congressional delegation to advocate for programs that positively impact the health of Georgia’s children.

Read about the public policy issues our Government Affairs team advocated in 2012.

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Georgia government resources
Georgia General Assembly
Georgia Department of Community Health
Georgia Department of Publich Health
PeachCare for Kids
Georgia health information

Federal government resources
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
THOMAS—Library of Congress Federal Legislation Search Engine
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Forum on Child and Family Statistics

Other organizations
National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions
American Academy of Pediatrics
National Academy for State Health Policy
Kaiser Family Foundation—national health news and information
Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
Voices for Georgia's Children

These resources are provided to you for informational purposes only. Children’s assumes no liability or responsibility for acts or omissions of these organizations.