The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a fiscal year 2018 spending bill that includes $305 million for Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME), a program that helps children's hospitals train 7,000 pediatricians annually. This is an increase of $5 million over current funding. Further steps are required in the appropriations process.
2017 survey data show pediatric specialty shortages continue to affect children's ability to receive timely, appropriate care.
Children's Hospital Association asks hospitals to adapt this response and send in comments to HRSA by COB Dec. 15, 2017.
Children's hospitals urge Congress to provide strong continued funding for the CHGME program in any final FY 2018 funding legislation.
CHA applauds the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education & Related Agencies Committee for funding CHGME at $305 million.
Senators signed on to a bipartisan Dear Colleague letter urging the Senate Labor HHS Education Appropriations Subcommittee to provide strong, ...
The number of women entering into neurosurgical residencies is disproportionate to the overall number of women entering medicine.
Jim Shmerling, president and CEO of Connecticut Children's Medical Center, spoke at a Capitol Hill hearing about the importance of fully funding ...
The Association urges member hospitals to ask their lawmakers to submit programmatic funding requests to the House and Senate Labor-HHS Subcommittees ...
CHA recommended essential steps for the next administration to protect children's health and access to care.
The Association responds to the Council on Graduate Medical Education’s request for feedback on creating a national strategic plan.
These children’s hospital improvement teams led remarkable initiatives that are changing the way their hospitals work, from resident training to ...
CHA thanks the House Labor-HHS, Education & Related Agencies Subcommittee for including $300 million for Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical ...
158 House members and 36 Senators signed onto letters to the Appropriations subcommittees in support of CHGME funding for FY 2017.
CHA organized a letter from pediatric groups to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees urging them to protect the program and provide $300 ...
CHA helped coordinate a letter with the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC) to the House and Senate Appropriations ...
The Children’s Hospital Association organized a letter from military organization to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees urging ...
CHA urges member hospitals to ask their lawmakers to submit programmatic funding requests to the House and Senate Labor-HHS Subcommittees in support ...
The White House budget includes a host of additional policy proposals related to Medicaid, Medicare and other health programs.
President Obama's FY2017 budget proposal would strengthen the Children's Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program.
CHA provides a chart detailing the funding history of CHGME.
The FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill includes a $30 million increase in funding for CHGME.
CEOs from over 70 hospitals sent a letter in support of the CHGME program to the White House.
Access presentations and handouts from the meeting.
CHA, AAP and AHA urge President Obama to include full funding for CHGME in the FY 2017 budget.
This summary lists the FY 2014 GME payments made to freestanding children’s hospitals.
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