Population Health

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

Hospitals and health systems are evolving to navigate the changing health care landscape. The notion of an institution that is focused only on admitting, treating and discharging sick patients is fading. Children’s hospitals, by virtue of their expertise, the timing of their interventions early in life, and the reliability of their brand, can potentially impact the health of entire generations.


The Next Epidemic: Vaping
September 17, 2019

E-cigarette use continues to grow in popularity among teens. Health care providers can help them understand the issue.

National Children’s Hospital Child Abuse Survey: Executive Summary
August 28, 2019

Findings from the fourth triennial national survey of child protection teams at children’s hospitals from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Association, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Baylor College of Medicine.

Presentation or Recording
Creating Health Virtual Learning
August 12, 2019

View upcoming and on-demand population health webinars.

Census 2020: The Bureau's Strategy for Accurately Counting Children
August 8, 2019

How one leader at the Census Bureau is focusing on a more accurate count of children in the 2020 Census.

Announcement or News
Children’s Hospitals: We Must Work Together to Reduce Children’s Exposure to Violence
August 5, 2019

Children’s hospitals look forward to working with Congress and the Administration on bipartisan solutions to improve children’s health by reducing the trauma and deaths caused by violence.

Presentation or Recording
Educating the Community to Lead Healthy Successful Lives
July 29, 2019

Learn from the expertise of Cohen Children’s Hospital educational services.

Letter or Testimony
Children’s Groups Joint Comments to HUD on Health Impact of Proposed Subsidy Eligibility Changes
July 12, 2019

On July 9, nine children’s health groups, including CHA, submitted joint comments to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that urged the agency to withdraw a proposed rule to restrict mixed-status immigrant families’ eligibility to housing subsidies.

Drug-Resistant Superbug: What Hospitals Should Know
July 8, 2019

Candida auris can be resistant to all major classes of antifungal medications, and it can be deadly.

Census 2020: How Children's Hospitals Can Reduce Undercounted Children
July 3, 2019

Children’s hospitals are positioned to answer questions about the census and encourage parents to count children they otherwise might not.

Suicide Rates in Young Females on the Rise
June 12, 2019

A study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital showed suicide among pre-teen and teen girls has tripled.

Census 2020: What Undercounting of Children Means for Pediatric Hospitals
May 29, 2019

Undercounting children can prevent children’s hospitals from receiving proper Medicaid funding and support for families.

Letter or Testimony
Child Health Groups Endorse the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2019
May 17, 2019

This week, CHA—in collaboration with child health and school-based organizations—sent a letter to House and Senate leadership endorsing H.R. 2075/ S. 1013, the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2019.

How One Children's Hospital is Responding to the Largest Measles Outbreak in 20 Years
April 30, 2019

By the end of April, the U.S. has seen its highest number of measles cases in nearly two decades. Here’s how Beaumont Children’s Hospital is responding by upping communication with its staff and the public.

How 2020 Census Data Affects Children's Health Care
April 26, 2019

The U.S. census provides data to determine funding for state and local programs that support the health and well-being of children—and helps children’s hospitals better understand and care for the populations they serve. But young kids have been undercounted in the census for decades. With the 2020 Census around the corner, here’s a look at why an accurate count of kids across the country matters.

Screening Pediatric Patients and Families for Food Insecurity
April 26, 2019

Nationwide Children's Hospital's primary care network is helping connect families to community resources.

Census 101: The 2020 Census and Why it Matters for Children's Health
April 9, 2019

The once-per-decade count aids in deciding how federal funds are allocated in the coming years, including programs that support the pediatric population.

Letter or Testimony
Request for Information on Advancing Tobacco Control Practices for Youth and Young Adults
February 14, 2019

CHA submitted a comment letter in response to the RFI that focused on advancing control practices to reduce and eliminate tobacco use among youth and young adults.

Children's Hospitals Use Technology to Address Social Determinants of Health
January 14, 2019

One of the primary challenges hospitals face when addressing social determinants of health is figuring out how best to connect patients with the right resources.

Announcement or News
Community Health Affinity Group to Launch in 2020
January 14, 2019

CHA will launch an affinity group for colleagues working in community health and community benefit. Learn from peers working in community health.

Removing Barriers to Care with a Transportation Service
January 8, 2019

Billed as the "first customizable, patient-centric digital transportation platform," Circulation aims to improve patient outcomes by eliminating transportation as a barrier to health care.

Letter or Testimony
Letter to Surgeon General and CDC on Community Health Call to Action
November 9, 2018

CHA signed onto a letter with several other public health organizations to share evidence, examples and recommendations to help promote and sustain private section investment in community health.

Presentation or Recording
Linking School Nurse Partners via Electronic Health Record Portal Dashboard
October 8, 2018

Learn how to begin electronically bridging your health care team with school nurses.

Presentation or Recording
Working to Improve Birth Outcomes and Reduce Infant Mortality
September 10, 2018

Melody Schaeffer of St. Louis Children's Hospital gives a brief overview of how the hospital works to address health disparities.

VBC Resources


Use these pediatric-focused case examples and market strategies to develop your hospital’s path to value-based care.

Upcoming Events


Essentials Series

Essentials in Population Health series logo

The Essentials in Population Health webinar and white paper series helps CHA members understand why and how our approach to health and health care is changing and what is required to operationalize a population health management strategy.

Case for Investing

In this commentary, CHA CEO Mark Wietecha and Christina Bethell foresee a nation at risk from worrisome trends in our children's health plus costs driven by an aging population.