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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 ...

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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 ...

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Yale New Haven Children's Hospital Honored with Top Pediatric Quality Award for Developing a Culture of Safety, Eliminating Serious Safety Events
March 6, 2018

The award honors a four-year project to improve serious safety event (SSE) reporting, recognition and interventions that would decrease the SSE rate ...

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Rick Merrill Chairs Children’s Hospital Association 2018 Board of Trustees
February 15, 2018

Rick W. Merrill became chair of the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) on Jan. 1, 2018.

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Bipartisan Funding Bill Supports Children's Health
February 9, 2018

Children's hospitals encourage Congress to continue recognizing our national priority to invest in children’s health.

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Children's Hospitals Congratulate New HHS Secretary, Azar
January 24, 2018

Azar has a long-standing career as a leader on health issues in the government and private sector.

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Children’s Hospitals Applaud CHIP Funding Extension
January 22, 2018

This extension will provide strong, stable funding for state CHIP programs and certainty for families.

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New Survey Results Showing American Voters Overwhelmingly Support Funding CHIP
January 18, 2018

American voters support funding CHIP for five years. This is true in every region and key sub-group, including across party lines.

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Children's Hospitals to Congress: Kids Can't Wait, Fund CHIP Now
January 18, 2018

Congress should pass a long-term extension of CHIP that will provide security for millions of kids.

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Children’s Hospitals to Congress: Failure to Fully Extend CHIP Fails Children
December 22, 2017

Children’s hospitals call on Congress to immediately extend CHIP funding for five years when it reconvenes in January 2018.

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Statement of Leading Children's Health Medical and Advocacy Organizations: Short-term CHIP Funding Falls Short for Children
December 21, 2017

A joint statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Children’s Defense Fund, Children’s Dental Health Project, Children’s Hospital ...

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Children's Groups Statement: Extend CHIP Now
December 8, 2017

The Children’s Hospital Association, along with other leading children’s health, medical and advocacy organizations, released a statement calling on ...

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Children's Hospitals Congratulate Trump Nominee Alex Azar
November 13, 2017

Alex Azar has a long-standing government career as a leader on health issues, first as HHS General Counsel, and then as HHS Deputy Secretary.

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Children's Hospitals Renew Call for Bipartisan CHIP Extension
October 31, 2017

If CHIP funding is not extended soon, CHIP-enrolled children may become underinsured or uninsured altogether.

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The New Importance of Children in America: A Wake-up Call for Policymakers
October 12, 2017

A new study finds massive demographic changes that will create challenges and elevate the economic role of next generations.

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Children's Hospitals Call on Congress to Act Now to Pass CHIP Legislation
October 4, 2017

The House and Senate both approved bills calling for a five-year extension of CHIP.

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Children's Hospitals to Congress: Extend CHIP Now
October 2, 2017

The federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program has expired, leaving children's families worried about their health care.

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Children's Hospitals Eager to Work with Congress to Improve Kids' Health
September 26, 2017

The U.S. Senate did not advance the Graham-Cassidy bill, which would have made drastic cuts to Medicaid for kids.

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Graham-Cassidy Bill Hearing Held: Children's Hospitals Still Strongly Opposed
September 25, 2017

The legislation still fundamentally alters and cuts funding for 30 million children on Medicaid.

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CHA Statement on Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill
September 18, 2017

Children's hospitals oppose legislation that would slash Medicaid funding.

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Children's Hospitals Honored by Sepsis Alliance for Innovative Work to Improve Outcomes for Pediatric Sepsis
September 13, 2017

2017 Sepsis Hero awarded to nearly 50 of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals and the Children’s Hospital Association.

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Children's Hospitals Commend Senate Lawmakers for CHIP Progress
September 13, 2017

CHA commends United States Senate Finance Committee for five-year extension of CHIP funding.

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