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BearNet Newsletter

The BearNet network is a legislative advocacy resource that connects you with the issues Children's supports, and offers quick, easy access to legislators working on the issues. Read about the BearNet's past success stories in BearNet News:

The Winter 2011 issue features:

  • 112th Congress Convenes
  • Health Care Reform
  • President Proposes to Eliminate Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Program
  • Medicaid Update
  • Hundreds Join BearNet Advocacy Network at NBC 4 Health & Fitness Expo
  • Children’s National Advocates for All Children

The Summer 2010 issue features:

  • Clinical Translational Science Award
  • Children’s National’s Muscular Dystrophy Research
  • Children’s National to Participate in National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • Senate Holds Hearings on “The State of the American Child”
  • 2nd Annual Legislative Advocacy Day
  • Congressional Recess

The Spring 2010 issue features: 
  • Healthcare Reform Legislation Becomes Law
  • Healthcare Reform Includes Changes Impacting Kids and Kids’ Health Care
  • Issue Focus: Improving Access to Care 
  • Cost Analysis: Impact and Implications of Healthcare Reform
  • Sustaining the Pediatric Workforce: Graduate Medical Education Advocacy
  • Children’s Advocates for Muscular Dystrophy Research
  • Senate Passes Resolution Designating September “National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month”

The Winter 2010 issue features:
  • Health Care Reform Legislation Approved By Senate
  • First Lady visits Children's National Medical Center
  • Dr. Bear Visits Capitol Hill
  • Children's National Named Among Leapfrog Group's 2009 Top Hospitals List
  • Visit the BearNet Team at the NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo!

The Fall 2009 issue features:
  • Congress Continues to Make Progress on Health Care Reform 
  • Key Issues for Children in Health Reform  
  • New Surgery Institute at Children's National Medical Center Aims to Improve Surgery and Eliminate Pain 
  • Children's Muscular Dystrophy Work Highlighted in Parade Magazine
  • Study Highlights Ongoing Pediatric Health Care Needs in the Nation's Capital

The Spring 2009 issue features:
  • Children’s National Hosts Legislative Advocacy Day
  • Federal Funding Helps to Advance Muscular Dystrophy Treatment
  • Health Reform Taking Center Stage: Speak Now for Kids
  • Local Leaders Support Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education

The Winter 2009 issue features:
  • Historic Election Brings Change
  • President Signs Muscular Dystrophy CARE Act
  • SCHIP Reauthorization

The Fall 2008 issue features:
  • President Signs Conquer Childhood Cancer Act
  • House, Senate Subcommittees Approve $310 Million for CHGME
  • National Association of Children's Hospitals Prepares for Health Reform Debate

The Spring 2008 issue features: 
  • Children's National Honored for Legislative Advocacy
  • Advocate Appreciation Week brings fun, prizes and education
  • BearNet Team participates in LIVESTRONG day

The Winter 2008 issue features: 
  • BearNet Members Raise Funds for Children's Research Institute
  • Children's Opens New East Inpatient Tower
  • SCHIP Extended Through March 2009
The Summer 2007 issue features:
  • Maryland, Virginia Families Advocate on Capitol Hill for Children's Hospitals
  • Congress Makes Progress on Reauthorizing the State Children’s Health Insurance Program
  • House Increases, Senate Cuts Graduate Medical Education Funding

The Spring 2007 issue features: 

  • Children’s Board Endorses SCHIP Reauthorization
  • Children’s Dedicates Center of Excellence in Advocacy
  • President Signs Combating Autism Act

The Fall 2006 issue features:

  • President Signs CHGME Bill 
  • Children’s Dedicates The Wicker Project for Muscular Dystrophy Research 
  • BearNet Advocates Support the Combating Autism Act

The Spring 2006 issue features:

  • Congress Examines Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Program
  • Area U.S. Representatives Support CHGME
  • Hoyer Joins CNMC’s Get T.U.F.F. Campaign

The Winter 2006 issue features:

  • Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Funding
  • NBC 4 Health & Fitness Expo

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