The Role of Children's Hospitals

The Role of Children's Hospitals

Children’s hospitals are driving initiatives to address the needs of children and advocating for policies that support pediatric patients and the workforce that cares for them.
Girl listening to stethoscope. Photo by Chris Van Kat, Children's National Hospital

Children’s hospitals and health systems play an essential role in the health and well-being of children by providing specialized care, crucial research, essential education, and vital community outreach.

Whether it’s within their organization or outside the hospital walls, children’s hospitals and health systems are driving initiatives that address the unique needs of children and advocating for policies that support patients, families, and the pediatric workforce that cares for them.

Designing care to fit children's unique needs

Working together to better care for all children

Advocating for patients, families and those that care for them

Children’s hospitals and health systems play an essential role in the care of our nation’s children. CHA is dedicated to supporting that role by bringing pediatric leaders together to learn, collaborate, innovate, and improve children’s health care and child health now and into the future.

About Children's Hospital Association

Children’s Hospital Association is the national voice of more than 220 children’s hospitals, advancing child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care.