CHA works with policymakers in Congress and in the White House to ensure every child has access to high-quality, cost-effective health care services.

Policy Priorities

COVID-19 and Kids

COVID-19 and the pandemic response have affected an entire generation of children—and recovery could take years.

Mental Health

Children are experiencing a significant and growing mental health crisis. Urgent support is needed to bolster capacity and infrastructure for pediatric mental health.

CHGME and Workforce

Providing the best possible care for children starts with access to the best children's doctors. The future of the pediatric workforce hinges on continuous and adequate funding.

Pediatric Health Care Capacity

Children’s hospitals are the nation’s health care safety net for all kids and provide nearly all specialized care for children.

Medicaid and CHIP

The single largest sources of health care coverage for kids in the U.S. play a critical role in helping children growing up healthy.

Private Coverage

Almost half of children in the U.S. have private insurance coverage through their parents’ employer-sponsored insurance or the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges.

340B and Pharmaceutical Access

Access to life-saving specialized medicines is critical for children. Children's hospitals depend on the ability to obtain pharmaceuticals in various ways.


Advocacy Resources

Children’s hospitals may access resources like toolkits, talking points, legislative materials and more to build and strengthen their issue advocacy capacity.