Center for Advocacy & Outreach

UnityPoint Health - Blank Children's Hospital

We Reach Beyond our Hospital Walls to Help Care for Kids

The Center for Advocacy & Outreach at Blank Children's Hospital is a statewide resource for education and information regarding children's issues. We use the expertise of our healthcare staff to enhance the development of safe and healthy children in our community. We also advocate on behalf of children with our legislators about what's right for children and families, and to ensure that the laws that are passed help prevent injuries or give all children access to health care.

Our Initiatives

We are concerned about the health, safety and well-being of children. We focus our efforts around the following initiatives:

  • Advocacy
  • Injury Prevention
  • Community Health
  • Medical Outreach

National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification

Blank Children's Hospital is a designated Gold Certified Safe Sleep Hospital by Cribs for Kids®. As a Nationally Certified Safe Sleep Hospital, Blank Children's Hospital is recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and providing training programs for healthcare team members, and family caregivers. Learn more about safe sleep practices for your baby.