As Congress returns for the lame duck session, children’s hospitals should reach out and ask congressional members to include $250 million in additional funding for the CHGME program. This funding was originally included in the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act introduced in the Senate. Funding to help pediatric residents is more critical than ever as our nation fights against COVID-19. Residents and fellows that benefit from CHGME funding are serving on the frontline and providing many critical services for children, including behavioral health and emergency services. Included above are talking points to help with conversations.
CHA contact: Amanda Major