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

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

The PATCH Act will support national investments in strengthening pediatric preparedness.
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The Pediatric Access to Critical Health Care (PATCH) Act would provide $6 billion in dedicated funding over ten years to children's hospitals for investments to bolster national pediatric care capacity. Funding could be used for a broad range of purposes, including:

  • expanding pediatric critical health care infrastructure
  • maintaining and enhancing pediatric emergency preparedness
  • training, development and retention of the pediatric health care workforce
  • upgrading digital health infrastructure

The PATCH Act was introduced in the House as H.R. 5131 by Rep. Tony Cárdenas, D-Calif., and fellow Californians representatives Nanette Barragán, Judy Chu, Lucille Roybal-Allard and Barbara Lee. The act was also introduced the Senate as S. 2762 by Sens. Alex Padilla, D-Calif, and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

Please ask your House and Senate members to co-sponsor the PATCH Act.

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