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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Featured Resources

Report
The Financial Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children’s Hospitals

This March 2021 report highlights the effects of the pandemic on pediatric hospitals by analyzing volume and financial data of the past year.

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
June 11, 2021

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

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.

Article
Partnership with Children's Hospital Helps Keep School in Session During the Pandemic
May 19, 2021

Decades-long history of collaboration between children’s hospital and its on-site public school paves the way for school year of in-person learning amid pandemic.

Article
Concerns Grow as Pediatric COVID-19 Hospitalizations Increase
May 12, 2021

Recent COVID-19 surge in Michigan mirrors national trends toward more pediatric cases and hospitalizations.

Article
5 Lessons Learned About Collaborating During a Pandemic
May 11, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic inspired new ways of thinking at a children’s hospital about nurses’ contributions to each other and the industry.

Article
Pediatric Nurse Pitches in to Combat PPE Shortage
April 28, 2021

Following PPE shortages, a seamstress-turned-nurse helped her hospital.

Article
What’s Next in Pediatric Telehealth
April 28, 2021

Children’s hospitals are examining how virtual care can propel them into the future.

Article
7 Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Kids
April 28, 2021

Are the kids all right? Here’s a look at how the pandemic is affecting kids and how children’s hospitals are helping them emerge stronger.

Analysis or Summary
Congressional Relief Legislation and Children's Hospitals Requests in Response to COVID-19
April 1, 2021

Multiple packages for COVID-19 relief have passed to date. Read more about them here.

Report
The Financial Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children's Hospitals
March 30, 2021

This March 2021 report highlights the effects of the pandemic on pediatric hospitals by analyzing volume and financial data of the past year.

Analysis or Summary
COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Timeline
March 19, 2021

The COVID-19 public health emergency will likely be extended to the end of 2021.

Announcement or News
Communications: COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative
March 18, 2021

The Ad Council and COVID Collaborative are leading a massive communications effort to educate the American public and build confidence around the COVID-19 vaccines.

Announcement or News
Letter to the Editor Flags COVID-19 Financial Impact to Children’s Hospitals
March 17, 2021

Children's hospitals have not recovered to pre-pandemic levels.

Press Release
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.

Analysis or Summary
COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund Summary
March 5, 2021

A summary of the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund, including allocated and disbursed funds.

Article
Children's Hospital Takes COVID-19 Screening Virtual
February 24, 2021

Telemedicine proves invaluable as this children’s hospital combats the COVID-19 pandemic.

Article
Research Suggests Breast Milk Can Help Fight COVID-19
February 23, 2021

Study results support keeping COVID-19 positive mothers with their newborns

Analysis or Summary
Chart of Section 1135 Waivers for State Medicaid/CHIP COVID-19 Response
February 19, 2021

This chart summarizes approved state 1135 waivers of Medicaid and CHIP requirements and will be updated as CMS approves additional states' requests.

Reference Material
COVID-19 Vaccine Inventory Management Best Practices
February 18, 2021

Successful management of vaccine includes strategies to optimize the number of persons receiving first doses while ensuring access to second doses.

Letter or Testimony
CHA Signs on to Letter to Hill Seeking COBRA Support in COVID-19 Relief Legislation
February 10, 2021

We joined a letter urging Congress to include additional COBRA funding support in the next COVID-19 relief package.