Board Committees

Audit & Compliance Committee

The Audit and Compliance 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.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for financial oversight for the Children’s Hospital 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 CHA. The Finance committee also reviews CHA’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, committee oversight, executive compensation, and other governing duties of the Board of Trustees on behalf of the members of CHA.

Learning & Engagement Committee

The Learning and Engagement Committee is responsible for the oversight of the strategy and execution of the virtual and in-person learning and networking opportunities for CHA member hospitals and participants. Learning and networking occurs across CHA programs from formal educational offerings to improvement to advocacy. Member engagement is foundational to the collaborative learning platform and participation ensures a rich exchange and dialogue. The committee will monitor and assess programs and offerings, evaluate prospective plans, and ensure necessary interfaces with and across programs to bring to optimize participation and value to children’s hospitals.

Public Policy Committee

The Public Policy Committee is responsible for overseeing the CHA’s short and long term federal public policy goals, strategies for achieving these goals, and the creation of a system of engagement among member hospitals. More broadly, 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.

Quality & Safety Committee

The Quality and Safety Committee is responsible for assisting the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities relating to the collaborative vision, strategy, and priorities for children’s hospitals and systems to improve quality of care and patient safety for children in their communities. The Committee will ensure CHA’s work informs and supports federal and state child health policies and priorities. The Committee will work collaboratively across the CHA’s programs and committees and with allied organizations to work toward the establishment of national standards for the care of children and toward sustainable solutions improving children’s health and health care outcomes. The Committee will ensure access to content and expertise to facilitate spread and scale of evidenced-based improvement. The Committee will recommend necessary actions to the Board of Trustees and communicate with senior leaders to improve governance processes and effectiveness.