Board Committees

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is responsible for overseeing the establishment and implementation of a financial reporting process in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, a system of internal controls promoting good financial stewardship, the independent financial statement audit process, the planning and management of business risks by the association, and the association’s compliance functions. The committee recommends necessary actions to the Board of Trustees.

Child Health Committee

The Child Health Committee is responsible for the oversight of the association’s child health strategy, priorities and agenda. This includes working with and through member hospitals to impact the health of children in their communities. The Committee works collaboratively across the association’s programs and committees and with allied organizations to optimize the impact of children’s hospitals and their role in the health of children in the community. The Committee recommends necessary actions to the Board of Trustees.

Education Committee

The Education Committee is responsible for the oversight of the strategy and execution of the educational, networking and learning opportunities for association members. This includes overseeing new program development, monitoring and assessing existing programming, and creating necessary interfaces with association programs to bring to bear the learning opportunities available to the membership. The committee recommends necessary actions to the Board of Trustees.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for financial oversight for the association’s entities – the 501c6, 501c3 and cooperative. This includes recommending financial policies, goals, and budgets that support the mission, values, and strategic goals of the association. The Finance committee also reviews the association’s financial performance against its goals or budgets. The committee recommends necessary actions to the Board of Trustees. 

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is responsible for overseeing and recommending policies/guidelines, programs and directions to fulfill the membership, nominating, executive compensation and other governing duties of the Board of Trustees on behalf of the members of the association.

Public Policy Committee

The Public Policy Committee is responsible for overseeing the association’s short and long-term public policy agenda, the strategies for achieving these goals, and the creation of a system of engagement among member hospitals, such as organized advocacy days designed to advance an agenda that will promote a favorable legislative and regulatory environment for children’s health and children’s hospitals. This includes advocacy for legislation, regulations and broad-based public policies that encourage and enable adequate health care for children. The committee recommends necessary actions to the Board of Trustees.

Quality and Safety Committee

The Quality and Safety Committee is responsible for the oversight of the association’s performance, quality and safety strategy, priorities and agenda. This includes working with and through member hospitals to impact the care of children in hospitals. The Committee works collaboratively across the association’s programs and committees and with allied organizations to work toward the establishment of national standards for the care of children, measures of accountability and toward sustainable evidence-based solutions to deliver care that is safer, better coordinated and cost-effective for patients and families. The committee recommends necessary actions to the Board of Trustees.