COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Children’s hospitals and health systems have responded to COVID-19 surges within their communities and are now reengaging in care to continue to meet the health care needs of children. Children’s Hospital Association continues to monitor the situation and work with member hospitals to share information, experiences and best practices for children.

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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
April 9, 2021

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

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.

Article
Commentary: Children’s Hospitals Must Take Bold Action
February 1, 2021

Let's embrace new strategies, take risks, and be bold together

Article
Examining Children’s Hospital Employee Burnout with New Urgency
February 1, 2021

Hospital teams are at a breaking point. Here’s how a public health crisis placed new urgency on a long-standing issue.

Article
6 Emotional Phases of a Disaster
February 1, 2021

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the phases of disastrous events affect people, communities, and those on the front lines like health care workers and hospital employees.

Article
3 Tips for Planning in a Pandemic
February 1, 2021

Start the new year off right with these strategies for the year’s toughest challenges.

Press Release
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.

Letter or Testimony
Children’s Hospitals Ask FCC to Consider Pediatric Providers in COVID-19 Telehealth Program Round Two Application Process
January 21, 2021

We submitted comments to the FCC in response to a request for comment on COVID-19 telehealth program round two funding application metrics.

Press Release
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.

Letter or Testimony
Children's Hospitals' Letter to Biden Transition Team
January 5, 2021

We responded to President-elect Biden's HHS transition team inquiry into immediate actions they could frame up for children.

Press Release
Children’s Hospitals Support Health-related Provisions in Omnibus
December 23, 2020

Children's hospitals support the health-related provisions in the COVID-19 relief package and call for a focus on children's mental health in the next Congress.

Report
2020 State Child Health Policy Trends
December 18, 2020

Our 2020 State Child Health Policy Trends Overview was informed by responses from children’s hospital GRs in 35 states.