Pandemic and Disaster Preparedness

Pandemic and Disaster Preparedness

Children’s physical and mental health needs must be prioritized in the nation’s pandemic and disaster preparedness and response infrastructure.

CHA Publishes National Blueprint for Pediatric-Specific Readiness in Pandemics and Disasters

The report provides recommendations on how to ensure children’s physical and mental health care needs are considered in planning for pandemics, disasters and public health emergencies.

July 17, 2023

CHA Submits Comments on Long COVID RFI

Children’s Hospital Association submitted a response to Senate HELP Committee Chair Sen. Sanders’ request for information on Long COVID.

May 23, 2024

CHA Letter to Senate HELP Committee on Markup of PAHPA Reauthorization Legislation

The letter urges lawmakers to prioritize children’s physical and mental health needs in its markup of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Response Act (PAHPA).

July 27, 2023

Children's Hospital Association Releases Campaign to Build Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

Campaign highlights the importance of vaccinating children against COVID-19.

July 11, 2023

CHA Submits PAHPA Hearing Statement for the Record

CHA has submitted a statement for a Senate HELP Committee hearing to highlight how the national disaster and pandemic response infrastructure must prioritize children’s needs.

May 04, 2023

The Facts About COVID-19 and Children

Read the latest data on kids' COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and vaccination numbers.

March 10, 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

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Timeline

This chart contains updated information on the various COVID-19 emergency declarations, including timelines, processes for renewal and current expiration dates.

Jan. 12, 2023

Pediatric Health Care Organizations Call for Response on RSV and Flu Surge

Pediatricians’ offices and hospitals are experiencing higher volumes of patients and many are at or beyond capacity.

Nov. 15, 2022

AHA Receives $1.5 Million CDC Grant to Build Vaccine Confidence, Partner with Children's Hospital Association

AHA will partner with CHA on pediatric vaccine confidence as part of the year three grant.

Oct. 20, 2022

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