Why Build bridges in children's health?
Building Bridges in Children's Health (BBCH) was formed due to one mother's experience in receiving medical care for her child. Despite her best efforts to communicate her health care choices, she felt judged and misunderstood by the medical team and
unable to advocate effectively for her child’s immediate needs and long-term health goals. She realized that it was crucial not only to research which health care choices are best suited for her child but also to be prepared to interact confidently
with medical providers and build trust about choices she made.
Parents who don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all model of pediatric care are often pressured to consent to medical recommendations they feel could do more harm than good to their children's health. At BBCH, we help each other learn how to raise our valid
concerns over risks of medical procedures and move beyond the culture of medical bullying by choosing to work with doctors who stand for informed consent. Our mission is to protect the health and well-being of our children by taking an active
role in improving the dialogue between parents and doctors.