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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.

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Children's Hospitals Anticipate COVID-19 Vaccinations for Kids Ages 5-11 Pending Authorization
October 20, 2021

CHA is partnering with the Biden Administration help coordinate the safe, equitable and effective distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11 pending authorization.

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Pediatricians, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Children's Hospitals Declare National Emergency in Children's Mental Health
October 19, 2021

We, along with the AAP and AACAP, declared a national state of emergency in child and adolescent mental health and are calling on policymakers to join us.

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Children's Hospitals Thank Bipartisan Task Force for Mental Health and Addiction Legislative Plan
September 30, 2021

Children's hospitals thank the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force for calling for expanding access to mental health care for children and families.

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Pediatric Experts Testify Before Congress on COVID-19's Impact on Children
September 21, 2021

Pediatric experts representing the AAP and CHA will testify at a hearing of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Oversight subcommittee.

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Children's Hospitals Applaud Senate Introduction of the Pediatric Access to Critical Healthcare Act
September 21, 2021

CHA applauds the Senate introduction of the PATCH Act, which would provide grants to improve pediatric care capacity.

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Children's Hospitals Commend Introduction of the Pediatric Access to Critical Healthcare Act
September 2, 2021

CHA commend the introduction of the PATCH Act, which would provide grants to improve pediatric care capacity.

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National Advocates Urge the White House, Congress, American People to Support Children's Hospitals as 'Perfect Storm' Hits
August 30, 2021

We are raising awareness through a multi-tiered campaign about the challenges children's hospitals are facing currently as they care for kids.

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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.

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Joint National Hospital Association Statement on COVID-19 Vaccinations for Health Care Workers
July 27, 2021

CHA joins other national hospital associations urging COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers.

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Children's Hospital Association Encourages COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for All Children's Hospital Personnel
July 23, 2021

CHA encourages children's hospitals to require vaccinations for employees.

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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.

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Children's Hospital Association Welcomes New Chief Public Affairs Officer Leah Evangelista
July 8, 2021

CHA is pleased to announce the addition of Leah Evangelista as chief public affairs officer.

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Children's Hospitals Ask Congress to Prioritize Mental Health Needs for Youth
June 13, 2021

This year's Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Week will have a special focus on pediatric mental health, a crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Children's Hospitals Celebrate Community Health Improvement Week
June 7, 2021

Community Health Improvement Week highlights the work of communities and population health leaders and their local partners across the country.

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Children’s Hospitals’ Statement on New Funding to Expand Access to Pediatric Mental Health Care
May 20, 2021

The availability of new funding to expand Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) projects comes at a critical time for children as they struggle with a mental health crisis made worse by the pandemic.

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Axios Livestream Event on the Impact of the Pandemic on Children's Mental Health
May 19, 2021

The Children’s Hospital Association will participate in an Axios virtual event to discuss the impact of the pandemic on children's mental health.

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Children's Hospitals Praise Introduction of Bipartisan Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act
May 14, 2021

Children's hospitals applaud the reintroduction of the bipartisan Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act.

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Hospital Groups Seek Action on Drug Company Violations of 340B Law
April 20, 2021

CHA and other six organizations representing hospitals and pharmacists urge HHS Secretary Becerra to halt the actions of six drug companies denying 340B discounts on prescription drugs.

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Children's Hospitals' Statement on Enactment of the American Rescue Plan of 2021
March 11, 2021

Children's hospitals applaud the enactment of the American Rescue Plan, which contains numerous provisions benefitting the health and well-being of children and families.

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Mental and Behavioral Health in Children: A Crisis Made Worse by the Pandemic
February 24, 2021

CHA and the American Academy of Pediatrics call on Congress and the Biden administration to prioritize children's mental, emotional and behavioral health in proposals addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Children’s Hospital Association Launches Special Photo Series
January 27, 2021

This week the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) debuts Stronger Together - Children’s Hospitals During COVID-19, a special photo series portraying the response of children’s hospitals and their patients to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Marcy Doderer Elected Chair of Children's Hospital Association's Board of Trustees
January 22, 2021

Marcy Doderer elected chair of Children's Hospital Association's Board of Trustees.

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Amy Wimpey Knight Appointed President of Children's Hospital Association
January 22, 2021

Amy Wimpey Knight appointed president of CHA.

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Children's Hospitals Congratulate President Biden, Vice President Harris
January 20, 2021

Children's hospitals extend best wishes to President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their team.

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