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Photo: Allyn DiVito, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital; St. Petersburg, Florida

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 $465 million for CHGME in FY 2021.

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

 



Resources

Toolkit
COVID-19: Policy Resources for Children's Hospitals
April 3, 2020

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

Analysis or Summary
Congressional Relief Legislation in Response to COVID-19
March 30, 2020

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

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.

Reference Material
CHGME Awards and Funding History
January 23, 2020

HRSA released the CHGME program funding awards for FY 2019.

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

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

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
Recruiting Tomorrow's Health Care Workers
October 8, 2019

Facing a shortage of pediatric specialists, several children’s hospitals are developing programs that bring potential future health care workers into the hospital to see what it’s like.

Talking Points
CHGME is Vital to Kids' Health
August 8, 2019

Increased federal support for the CHGME program will help address workforce shortages that exist in pediatric specialties.

Letter or Testimony
CHA Supports Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment Program
July 18, 2019

CHA voices support for the EMPOWER for Health Act of 2019 (H.R. 2781).

Press Release
Children’s Hospital Association’s Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day
June 25, 2019

The ACE Kids Act of 2019 (H.R. 1226) is introduced in the House by Reps. Castor, Bilirakis, Eshoo and Herrera Beutler.

Press Release
Appropriations Committee Takes Step to Invest in Kids’ Health
May 8, 2019

Children's hospitals thank the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for proposing $350 million for CHGME in FY 2020.

Article
U.S. House Committee Proposes Increase for Pediatric Resident Funding
May 8, 2019

Committee takes a step toward increasing the nation's investment in the pediatric workforce.

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.

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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.