Enhancing Knowledge

CHA provides educational opportunities that foster developing and sharing solutions unique to children’s hospitals. We bring together national thought leaders to support knowledge exchange in a variety of in-person and virtual venues.

In-person events

  • The 2017 Quality and Safety in Children’s Health Conference focused on successful practices to manage the health care of children, advance patient and family engagement, improve care standardization and eliminate harm.
  • At the Improving Performance Conference, CHA affinity group members from a variety of disciplines focused on connecting attendees around advancements in employee engagement, quality, cost and outcomes.
  • The Annual Leadership Conference engaged 495 children's hospital leaders and leadership teams in hot topics that included care delivery and payment models, organizational effectiveness and strategy and innovation.
  • The CEO Health Policy Summit and Capitol Hill Advocacy Day fostered discussion of CHA policy issues, priorities and strategies. CEOs and government relations professionals from 50 hospitals set the 2017 advocacy agenda and conducted congressional visits focused on raising awareness of children’s health issues.

Virtual learning

More than 80 live webinars and on-demand recordings provided expanded learning opportunities. Topics on quality improvement, population health, care coordination, delivery system transformation, payment models, patient safety, high-reliability culture, comparative data solutions, public policy and advocacy, patient and family engagement, and more highlight the innovation happening at children’s hospitals and in CHA’s supporting programs.

A snapshot of highly attended 2017 webinars include:

Pediatric Learning Solutions’ online courses align to focus areas of the CPN exam content outline, and are an additional resource for your nurses as they prepare for exam day. Additionally, content libraries are available in a variety of areas to provide 24/7 online training on foundational clinical information and just-in-time job aids clinicians need to safely care for their pediatric and neonatal patient populations.

chtfall2017_cover_smPrint and digital resources The Children’s Hospitals Today magazine and weekly e-newsletter provides latest news and information from children’s hospitals and CHA. Manage your subscriptions or email magazine@childrenshosptials.org to subscribe.

The CHA website houses hundreds of new resources, including articles, presentations, advocacy action alerts and toolkits for improvement. Sign up for content alerts, search the site, and join discussion groups on the topics of greatest interest to you.


Recent new members include:

Breakdown of CHA hospitals: