In this letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairs, we urge committee members to include increased funding for key programs to improve access to mental health services for children and adolescents and grow the pediatric health care workforce as they finalize the fiscal year (FY) 2022 federal spending package.
These programs include:
- Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME)
- Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment Program (PSLRP)
- Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
- Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG)
Children’s hospitals are committed to working with the committees to continue to improve the health of our nation’s children.