Hawaiʻi’s keiki need our help to thrive. The annual Hawaiʻi Children’s Policy Agenda is convened by Hawaiʻi Children’s Action Network Speaks! and reflects the input of our Community Champion members. These organizations, coalitions, and individuals are committed to improving the lives of our keiki by promoting public policy changes that benefit children’s health, safety, education, and economic security.
The Agenda contains the top priority issues of our Community Champion members. HCAN Speaks! respects the diversity, expertise, perspectives, and priorities within this community of advocates and is honored to advance the work of our peers in children’s advocacy. HCAN Speaks! supports all of the items in the Agenda. Each initiative lists a lead organization that serves as the primary point of contact for advocacy.
The Agenda is organized into the following categories affecting kids and families:
- Economic Security and Equity for Children
- Family Strengthening
- Health and Wellness
- Child Safety and Welfare
“Hawaiʻi Children’s Action Network provides me with the advocacy tools I need to effectively advocate for the children and families we serve at Imua Family Services. HCAN is at the front lines, educating and informing on our families’ behalf. HCAN keeps me engaged in issues that are close to my heart as a nonprofit CEO and as the father of a 5-year old boy.”