Advocacy Tools

Advocacy Tools

Children’s hospitals may access resources like toolkits, talking points, legislative materials and more to build and strengthen their issue advocacy capacity.

Everything You Need to Know About the ACE Kids Act

The ACE Kids Act was signed into law as part of a package of Medicaid bills, the Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act of 2019 (H.R. 1839).

Jan. 26, 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

CHA Submits Drug Shortages Hearing Statement for the Record

CHA submitted a statement for a House Energy and Commerce hearing to highlight how children’s needs must be prioritized when strengthening the pediatric drug supply chain.

May 12, 2023

CMS Advancing Interoperability and Prior Authorization Comments

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule aims to streamline prior authorization processes and modify related electronic data exchange requirements for plans and providers.

March 29, 2023

CHA Response to HELP Committee Workforce Shortages RFI

CHA submitted a response to a Senate HELP committee RFI to highlight the unique nature of pediatric workforce shortages and need for pediatric-focused solutions.

March 29, 2023

The Facts About COVID-19 and Children

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

March 10, 2023

Essential Health Benefits RFI Response

CHA signed on to two letters responding to a recent Essential Health Benefit (EHB) Request for Information (RFI) from CMS seeking input on ways the administration could strengthen the EHBs.

Feb. 15, 2023

Exchange Rules

Our summary of the 2024 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters proposed rule highlights the provisions with implications for children's health and health care.

Feb. 14, 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