Submitted by Tara Montague, Manager, Client and Family Advocacy
Morris Plains Pediatrics (PED) Director Christine Rios was enthusiastic about working with the Government Affairs Office (GAO) to create the first client and community advocacy group in the state. Despite the torrential downpours, four family and community members ventured out to the inaugural meeting on April 6, at PED. The small group shared resources and offered each other support. I discussed the need for legislative advocacy for home health care and how client and family voices can create a lasting impact with legislators. A second meeting has already been scheduled for June 7.