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Latest Update

A growing gap between the federal investment in physician training for adults compared to children is contributing to worsening pediatric workforce shortages. Children's hospitals ask Congress to provide $485 million for CHGME in FY 2022.

COVID-19 Update: our resource hub for children’s hospitals tracks policy-related resources helpful to your work during the COVID-19 crisis.

Learn how CHGME impacts pediatrician shortages



COVID-19: Policy Resources for Children's Hospitals
January 6, 2022

This resource hub is designed to help you track policy-related resources helpful to your work during the COVID-19 crisis.

Press Release
CHA Statement on House Passage of the Build Back Better Act
November 19, 2021

We are pleased to see inclusion of multiple provisions that benefit children and families.

Press Release
CHA Statement on Domestic Policy Framework
October 29, 2021

Children's hospitals are pleased to see today's progress on President Biden's domestic policy legislative framework.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Welcome Increase for Pediatric Training Funds in Senate Appropriations Bill
October 21, 2021

We thank Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and his fellow Senate appropriators for allocating $375 million in FY 2022 funding for the CHGME program.

Announcement or News
National Awareness Campaign on Pediatric Capacity
September 21, 2021

We have launched a national campaign highlighting the 'perfect storm' of COVID, RSV, mental health issues and staffing challenges that children's hospitals are facing.

Talking Points
Support the Pediatric Access to Critical Health Care (PATCH) Act
September 21, 2021

The PATCH Act will support national investments in strengthening pediatric preparedness, including increasing critical care capacity, strengthening the pediatric workforce, and supporting telehealth technology and cybersecurity.

Letter or Testimony
FY 2022 Medicare IPPS Final Rule Summary
August 12, 2021

CMS issued the FY 2022 Medicare IPPS final rule.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Praise Introduction of Helping Kids Cope and Children's Mental Health Infrastructure Acts of 2021
August 10, 2021

Children's hospitals praise introduction of legislation that would authorize grants to support pediatric mental health care programs and services.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Praise Increase for Pediatric Training Funds in House Appropriations Bill
July 15, 2021

We thank Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and her fellow House appropriators for allocating $400 million in FY 2022 funding for the CHGME program.

Analysis or Summary
Congressional Relief Legislation and Children's Hospitals Requests in Response to COVID-19
April 1, 2021

Multiple packages for COVID-19 relief have passed to date. Read more about them here.

Reference Material
CHGME Awards and Funding History
January 15, 2021

HRSA released the CHGME program funding awards for FY 2020.

Letter or Testimony
Children's Hospitals Ask Congress to Prioritize Children's Health in Lame-duck
November 9, 2020

Pediatric providers call on Congress to provide relief funding and avoid policy changes that undermine the pediatric health care system.

Analysis or Summary
Implications for Children of ACA Constitutionality Case
October 22, 2020

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the ACA's individual mandate and the entire law is unconstitutional.

Analysis or Summary
FY 2021 Medicare IPPS Final Rule Summary
September 17, 2020

CMS' released the FY 2021 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule.

An Innovative Hospital Internship Approach During COVID-19
September 15, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis emerged just as CHOC leaders and physicians were gearing up for the 2020 internship program.

Letter or Testimony
Children’s Hospitals Weigh In on CHGME Quality Bonus System Proposal
August 20, 2020

We submitted updated comments to GWMI's revised CHGME QBS proposal.

Analysis or Summary
House Appropriations Committee Approves L-HHS Package
July 16, 2020

The House Appropriations Committee passed the Labor Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee FY 2021 funding package.

Letter or Testimony
CHA Joins Provider Groups in Calling for GME Expansion
July 14, 2020

We joined allied health care groups in sending a letter to congressional leaders urging the inclusion of the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act in upcoming COVID-19 legislation.

Letter or Testimony
FY 2021 CHGME Testimony for Senate Labor HHS Appropriations Subcommittee
May 27, 2020

We submitted testimony in support of $465 million for CHGME funding in FY 2021.

Analysis or Summary
White House FY 2021 Budget Request Highlights
February 14, 2020

CHA has summarized important sections of the president's FY 2021 budget for children's hospitals, including proposals for Medicaid and CHGME.

Press Release
President’s Budget Risks Children’s Health
February 11, 2020

Children's hospitals call on Congress to instead strengthen our investment in children’s health.

Press Release
Enacted Spending Deal Recognizes Children’s Health
December 20, 2019

The recent spending deal delays Medicaid DSH cuts and funds CHGME.

Bringing up the Next Generation of Children's Hospital Workers
October 24, 2019

Children’s hospitals are working to attract and recruit tomorrow’s health care workers through educational programs and internships.

New Education Model Brings School to the Children's Hospital
October 8, 2019

PedsAcademy accounts for the patient’s diagnosis and treatment to make lesson plans interesting and doable.


Policy Update Calls

Members receive the latest updates and suggest ways to best influence policy issues that impact children's health and children's hospitals in a weekly conference call.