Stronger Together - 2016 Highlights

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Children’s health, care delivery and the health care and policy environment continue to change—so do children’s hospitals and systems. While we don’t always know what the future holds, we do know by working together we can better anticipate, influence, respond to and be a catalyst for change. 2016 was an outstanding year for collaboration among children’s hospitals. 

Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) enables and enriches collaboration by providing resources, forums and thought leadership dedicated to child health and children’s health care.

CHA works with you and on your behalf to bring greater awareness to the unique value children’s hospitals and health systems provide to your communities, states and our nation.

We hope you found meaningful ways to engage with children’s hospitals across the country through CHA and value the resources shared in pursuit of your organization’s mission, vision and goals. While CHA and children’s hospitals accomplished much in 2016, we highlight notable areas of work we made progress on together throughout the year.

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  • Advancing Policy Advancing Policy

    Championed issues and public policies important to children’s health and enabled hospitals to better serve children through advocacy on Medicaid, CHIP, and improved funding for training pediatricians and pediatric specialists.

  • Improving Performance Improving Performance

    Delivered pediatric-specific comparative data, improvement initiatives and evidence-based practices supporting the Triple Aim. Efforts include a collaborative focused on reducing sepsis deaths and severe sepsis; a multi-year project to improve care for children with complex conditions; resources to boost children’s hospital’s population health IQ; new benchmarks of care for common conditions like asthma; and education to prevent patient harm from hospital-acquired conditions.

  • Enhancing Knowledge Enhancing Knowledge

    Provided venues for sharing and learning among children’s hospitals, supporting innovation and strategic decision making, including: more than 70 webinars; over 100 peer presentations and posters shared through key CHA events; and key information on what’s happening in children’s hospitals and the industry.