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Advocacy & Wellness

As our mission states, "Blythedale Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children.” In staying true to this cause, Blythedale recognizes the importance of advocacy on behalf of all children, health education and injury prevention.

The Hospital is strongly committed to advocating on a federal, state and local level for programs which benefit children, especially children with special health care needs, through its SAFE KIDS Worldwide, Westchester SAFE KIDS/Blythedale Children’s Hospital is committed to reducing the number of unintentional injuries resulting in the death of children. Our dedication to this cause is evidenced by the numerous activities the Hospital participates in each year. For example, Blythedale has opened a permanent car seat fitting station for both regular and special-needs car seats on site. We provide schools and community organizations with educational materials and programming, and provide CPR training and bicycle safety fairs to the community.

Our Hospital is rich in resources thanks to its staff of more than 50 pediatric specialists and subsepecialists representing the faculties of virtually every major academic medical center in the greater metropolitan region. In addition, Blythedale offers a variety of medical and clinical professionals through its Experts on Call is available to speak on a wide range of children’s health topics of interest to parents at the location of your choosing.
Children's Health Advocacy Network

Blythedale Children’s Hospital continues to pursue an ambitious Public Policy Agenda at both the national and state level on behalf of all children with special health care needs. Hospital representatives facilitate interactions with public officials by employing a variety of advocacy efforts including:

  • Creating programming and educational materials to keep hospital employees and friends updated on child health issues.
  • Overseeing the Blythedale’s Children’s Health Advocacy Network.
  • Supplying information on how to contact and communicate with public officials.
  • Meeting with legislators in Washington D.C. and Albany to discuss Blythedale’s Children’s Health Advocacy Network.
  • Facilitating tours for public officials and staff who wish to visit Blythedale.

Not sure about who represents you in your state or federal government?

For further information, or to receive legislative updates and opportunities, please contact Chief Planning and Government Relations Officer Regina Kelly at (914) 831-2592 or email her at


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