Child advocacy is a fundamental part of Harbor-UCLA’s mission as a county hospital. We serve a diverse community of patients, predominantly of low socioeconomic status and with poor access to health care. Children who have little control over their lives and no ability to speak on their own behalf are particularly vulnerable.

With a pediatric tertiary care and trauma center, as well as a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department, Harbor-UCLA plays a vital role in the community, ensuring that all children have access to the highest quality medical care, regardless of social standing. The faculty and residents of the Department of Pediatrics are committed to this mission, as well as to advocating for the needs and interests of chil