COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Children’s hospitals and health systems are continuing to meet the health care needs of children and their communities during the pandemic. Children’s Hospital Association continues to monitor the situation and work with member hospitals to share information, experiences and best practices.

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Children's Hospitals COVID Vaccination for Kids Initiative

CHA is working to elevate the trusted voices and efforts of children's hospitals and health systems in their communities for COVID vaccinations for 5 to 11 year olds.

CHA Guidance

Children and COVID-19: State-Level Data Report

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association are collaborating to collect and share all publicly available data from states on child COVID-19 cases.

Resources

Toolkit
COVID-19: Policy Resources for Children's Hospitals
November 22, 2021

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

Toolkit
Children's Hospitals' COVID Vaccination for Kids Initiative
November 22, 2021

Children's hospitals are committed to educating families and health care professionals with complete and reliable information about vaccines.

Article
Children’s Hospitals at Forefront of COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts
November 17, 2021

Working with the White House and CHA, children’s hospitals lead the charge to vaccinate 5- to 11-year-old children against the virus.

Article
Establishing a Network for Pandemic Readiness in Health Care
November 16, 2021

Children’s hospitals are collaborating to ensure uniform disaster preparedness for children across the entire health care system.

Press Release
The Children's Hospital Association Applauds CDC Recommendations of Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for 5- to 11-Year-Olds
November 2, 2021

We applaud the CDC's recommendations of Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine for children 5 to 11 years of age.

Article
What’s at Stake as Children’s Hospitals Navigate Through Crisis
October 27, 2021

Last fall, few of us imagined we’d be entering October 2021 with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to rage around us. The resulting toll on our children and children’s hospitals continues to grow and has reached a breaking point in many areas around the country.

Article
11 Hospital Leaders Share Their Best Advice
October 27, 2021

Children’s hospital leaders share their insights on managing teams, guiding organizations and navigating the pandemic—in a compilation of our most popular Leadership Tips.

Article
Leader’s Perspective: Youth Are Reassessing the Role of Sports in Their Lives
October 26, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic adds to mental health struggles already felt by young athletes.

Press Release
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.

Article
Leader’s Perspective: Adapting to the New Supply Chain
October 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe disruption in the global supply chain. Consumers and businesses alike are feeling the crunch, and children’s hospitals are not immune to the supply chain pressures.

Announcement or News
National Awareness Campaign on Pediatric Capacity
September 21, 2021

We have launched a national campaign highlighting the 'perfect storm' of COVID, RSV, mental health issues and staffing challenges that children's hospitals are facing.

Article
Leadership Tip: Addressing Staff Shortages
September 21, 2021

COVID-19, with a recent uptick in pediatric cases, has amplified staffing shortages across health care systems. Children's New Orleans used creative thinking to address it.

Article
Leader’s Perspective: How to Handle Increasing Pediatric COVID-19 Cases
September 9, 2021

With schools opening and flu season on the horizon, children’s hospitals should plan for even higher numbers of cases.

Article
Pediatric Researchers Monitor SARS-CoV-2 Mutations and COVID-19 Variants
September 9, 2021

As the coronavirus evolves, health authorities across the world rely on the work of pediatric researchers who use genomic sequencing to track mutations.

Data
Unpredictable Offseason RSV Surge a Challenge for Children’s Hospitals
September 1, 2021

Loosened mask and public gathering restrictions in 2021 led to an unpredictable offseason surge of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) with fewer—and increasingly burned out—staff members on hand to help care for an influx of patients.

Analysis or Summary
CMS Releases CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Seeking to Expand Access to Tele-mental Health Services
August 20, 2021

We developed draft comments on the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.

Press Release
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.

Article
Pediatric Vaccine Researcher Talks COVID-19
July 23, 2021

Pediatric researchers are at the center of the effort to vaccinate the world against COVID-19.

Article
Children’s Hospitals Collaborate on Behavioral Health, Quality and Data
July 23, 2021

Together, we can pursue our goals to improve children’s health.

Press Release
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.

Article
Researchers Uncover How Severe Post-COVID-19 Disease in Children Develops
June 8, 2021

A new study shows how viral particles linger in the gut, potentially causing MIS-C.

Analysis or Summary
CHA Summary of Rule on Eligible Uses of State COVID Relief Funds
June 8, 2021

The Department of Treasury has released an interim final rule that delineates the eligible uses of the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund.

Article
Leadership Tip: How Challenges of the Pandemic Shaped a New Manager's Role
May 26, 2021

Assuming a new leadership role at the onset of the pandemic brings a nurse manager fresh challenges, opportunities.

Article
Researchers Uncover How Severe Post-COVID-19 Disease in Children Develops
May 25, 2021

A new study shows how viral particles linger in the gut, potentially causing MIS-C.

Article
Axios Event Examines Children's Mental Health After COVID-19 Pandemic
May 24, 2021

Children's Hospital Association (CHA) partnered with Axios on a virtual event highlighting the effect of the pandemic on children's mental health.