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.
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.
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.
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.
Children's Hospital Association Supports Introduction of Helping Kids Cope Act
The legislation would invest in critical areas of youth mental health infrastructure.
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
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.
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.
Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Summary
This detailed summary of the FY 2023 Omnibus focuses on those provisions of most interest to children’s hospitals.
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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.