Mental Health

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.

Focusing on Children's Mental Health

Learn more about the children's mental health crisis and how children's hospitals are addressing the challenges.

How Children's Hospitals Are Improving Behavioral Health Care

Explore how Children’s Hospital Association and our members are improving behavioral health care amid a crisis.

May 25, 2023

Bipartisan Legislation Would Invest in Children’s Mental Health Care and Workforce

The Helping Kids Cope Act would invest in critical areas of youth mental health infrastructure.

May 24, 2023

CHA Submits HELP Subcommittee Mental Health Hearing Statement for the Record

CHA has submitted a statement for a Senate HELP Committee on improving community-based access to care and prevention for mental health and substance use disorders.

May 19, 2023

Governors’ FY 2024 Proposed Funding for Pediatric Behavioral Health Initiatives

Key themes include a focus on school-based services, plans to address workforce shortages and investments in Medicaid support for behavioral health services.

May 18, 2023

Children's Hospital Association Supports Introduction of Helping Kids Cope Act

The legislation would invest in critical areas of youth mental health infrastructure.

May 17, 2023

Children’s Hospital Association Highlights Release of a Youth Mental Health Crisis Documentary

Local, state and federal action is necessary to expand access to mental and behavioral health care

May 09, 2023

Speak Our Minds: The New Campaign Focuses on Ending the Youth Mental Health Crisis

Heidi Baskfield, seasoned public affairs expert, will lead Speak Our Minds in advocating to end the youth mental health crisis.

May 03, 2023

Behavioral Health Initiatives, Broken Down by State

As the children’s behavioral health crisis persists, there is an increased focus on addressing youth mental health through state-level programs.

March 20, 2023

Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Summary

This detailed summary of the FY 2023 Omnibus focuses on those provisions of most interest to children’s hospitals.

Jan. 13, 2023

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For the Record

View CHA communications to federal policymakers such as statements for the record, RFI responses, regulatory comment letters and more.