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Children's hospitals are asking Congress to prioritize children's health and strengthen the critical CHGME program by providing it with $400 million in FY 2020.

Learn how CHGME impacts pediatrician shortages

 



Resources

Reference Material
CHGME Awards and Funding History
January 10, 2019

HRSA released the CHGME program funding awards for FY 2018

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Applaud President Trump for Prioritizing Children's Health
September 19, 2018

President signs CHGME reauthorization into law, extending vital training program for five years.

Press Release
U.S. Senate Votes to Reauthorize CHGME and Support Nation's Pediatricians
September 4, 2018

U.S. Senate votes to extend CHGME program, critical to maintaining our nation's pediatric workforce, by five additional years.

Press Release
U.S. House Votes to Reauthorize CHGME and Support Nation's Pediatricians
July 23, 2018

U.S. House votes to extend CHGME program by five additional years.

Press Release
House Health Subcommittee Advances Critical Investment in Kids' Health
June 27, 2018

H.R. 5385, the Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018, extends the CHGME program for five years to support pediatric physician training.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Commend Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Investing in Kids
June 26, 2018

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education approves $325 million in FY 2019 funding the the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals' Patient Families to Congress: Prioritize Children's Health and Pass Bipartisan Solutions for Kids
June 19, 2018

Child patients and their families will join children's hospitals from across the country in Washington, D.C., for Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day, to speak to the importance of prioritizing children's health

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Commend House Appropriations Subcommittee for Investing in Kids
June 14, 2018

House Labor-HHS Subcommittee approves $325 million in FY 2019 funding the the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program.

Article
Pediatric Residents Change Lives
June 14, 2018

Examples of how hospitals innovate within their residency programs to help residents improve their skills, expand their horizons and better serve their communities.

Press Release
Congressional Testimony: Strengthen the Pediatric Workforce for Children
May 23, 2018

Pediatrician calls on Congress to reauthorize CHGME program for five years.

Press Release
Senate HELP Advances Critical Investment in Kids' Health
April 24, 2018

The Senate HELP Committee voted today to advance the Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act to the full Senate.

Reference Material
Percentage of Pediatric Specialists Trained at CHGME Hospitals
April 20, 2018

This table details the percentage of pediatric specialists trained at CHGME recipient hospitals.

Press Release
Bills Introduced in Senate and House to Reauthorize Critical Pediatric Training Program
March 22, 2018

Bills to reauthorize the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program were introduced on March 22, 2018, in the U.S. House and Senate.

Fact Sheet
Pediatric Workforce Shortages Persist
January 19, 2018

2017 survey data show pediatric specialty shortages continue to affect children's ability to receive timely, appropriate care.

Letter or Testimony
CHGME Quality Bonus Program Comment Letter
December 15, 2017

Children's Hospital Association asks hospitals to adapt this response and send in comments to HRSA by COB Dec. 15, 2017.

Press Release
Statement by Children's Hospital Association on Senate FY 2018 Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill
September 7, 2017

CHA applauds the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education & Related Agencies Committee for funding CHGME at $305 million.

Letter or Testimony
Senators Show Support for FY' 18 CHGME Funding
May 25, 2017

Senators signed on to a bipartisan Dear Colleague letter urging the Senate Labor HHS Education Appropriations Subcommittee to provide strong, continued funding in FY 2018 for the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program.

Article
Fewer Women Enter Neurosurgical Residency Than Other Surgical Specialities
May 2, 2017

The number of women entering into neurosurgical residencies is disproportionate to the overall number of women entering medicine.

Article
Children's Hospital CEO Testifies to Congress on Importance of Training Future Pediatric Workforce
March 14, 2017

Jim Shmerling, president and CEO of Connecticut Children's Medical Center, spoke at a Capitol Hill hearing about the importance of fully funding CHGME.

Press Release
Congressional Testimony: Funding for Pediatric Workforce Essential
March 8, 2017

Jim Shmerling, president and CEO of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, called on Congress to continue providing strong support for the CHGME.

Letter or Testimony
CHGME FY 2018 Member Resources for Hill Programmatic Funding Requests
February 24, 2017

The Association urges member hospitals to ask their lawmakers to submit programmatic funding requests to the House and Senate Labor-HHS Subcommittees in support of $300 million in FY 2018 for CHGME.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Congratulate Rep. Burgess on Chairmanship of Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee
January 6, 2017

The Children’s Hospital Association welcomes the announcement that Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, will be the new Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee.

Issue Brief
Advancing our Nation by Investing in Children’s Health Care: A Message to the New Administration
November 4, 2016

CHA recommended essential steps for the next administration to protect children's health and access to care.

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