Pediatric Health Care Capacity

Pediatric Health Care Capacity

A robust, diverse, pediatric behavioral health workforce is needed to meet children’s unique mental, emotional and behavioral health care needs across the full continuum of care.

CHA Releases Report with First-Of-Its-Kind Data on Children’s Hospitals’ Impact and Challenges

Results emphasize the value acute care children's hospitals provide to patients, communities, and society.

Dec. 04, 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

Support the Pediatric Access to Critical Health Care (PATCH) Act

The PATCH Act will support national investments in strengthening pediatric preparedness.

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

4 Trends in Pediatric Hospital Utilization

A comparison of hospital utilization trends in acute care, surgery and emergency departments pre- and mid-pandemic.

Oct. 19, 2022

Take Action to Boost the Pediatric Behavioral Health Workforce Now

America must invest in a specialized, pediatric behavioral health workforce now to ensure that children can receive the care they need.

July 07, 2022

Investing in Kids’ Mental Health Now Act Introduced in the Senate

This bipartisan bill would provide much-needed Medicaid investment for mental health services for children and the behavioral health workforce that cares for them.

Aug. 05, 2022

Legislation Would Invest in Kids' Mental Health

The bipartisan Health Care Capacity for Pediatric Mental Health Act supports pediatric behavioral health care integration and coordination, workforce training, and increases investments in infrastructure.

June 23, 2022

Patients and Families Advocate for Improved Care

Participants from over 30 children’s hospitals met with legislators to champion topics related to Medicaid, mental health and more.

June 21, 2022

Letter to FDA on Critical Shortages Affecting Pediatric Care

CHA sent a letter to the FDA asking the agency to address two critical shortages affecting children and families.

May 11, 2022

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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.