The Role of Children's Hospitals
Children’s hospitals and health systems are driving initiatives to address the needs of children and advocating for policies that support pediatric patients and the workforce that cares for them.Learn More
Champions for Children's Health
Children’s hospitals are essential providers, setting the standard for the highest quality pediatric care.
Children's Hospitals Make Life's Moments Possible
From comprehensive care to treatment for complex conditions, children’s hospitals make it possible for kids and their families to experience the important moments.
1/3Play Through Art, Hoops Family Children's Hospital
Board-certified music therapist Carleigh Cazad works with a patient in the Hoops Family Children's Hospital playroom. Research has shown that patients who have access to music therapy have improved physical rehabilitation and movement, increased motivation to engage in treatment, less pain and an outlet to express feelings.Credit: Mike Brady
2/3Snuggles and Cuddles, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Volunteer cuddles with patient in the NICU.Credit: Rudy Lauletta
3/3Making Bracelets, John R. Oishei Chidlren's Hospital
Patient makes a bracelet during her stay.Credit: Joseph M. Cascio
Who we are
Ensure a healthier future for all children
Build awareness of children’s health and health care needs and how they are different.
Find solutions to challenges
Drive improvements in pediatric health care, child health outcomes and reductions in costs to the health care system.
Advance change in policies
Facilitate collaboration among children’s hospitals across the nation to work together as champions for children’s health.
Elevate children’s hospitals and health systems
Promote children’s hospitals as a critical resource in their communities and nationally.
We are a membership association of children’s hospitals, health systems and related organizations that care for children in their communities and beyond.