• Letter or Testimony
  • March 18, 2016

Pediatric Groups FY 2017 CHGME Letter to Appropriators

The Children’s Hospital Association organized a letter from pediatric groups to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees urging appropriators to protect this important program and to provide $300 million in funding for FY 2017. The letter was sent to Chairman Blunt, Ranking Member Murray, Chairman Cole and Ranking Member DeLauro.

CHGME is an essential investment in our children’s health care – in promoting prevention and primary care, expanding health care for vulnerable and underserved children, and ensuring access to care for all children. Continued funding is essential to maintaining the gains that have been achieved under CHGME in strengthening the pediatric workforce pipeline. While much has been achieved, much remains to be done, as serious shortages in many pediatric specialties persist. Now is not the time to take a step backwards in pediatric medicine.

CHA was joined by:

  • Academic Pediatric Association
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Pediatric Society
  • Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs
  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors
  • Child Neurology Society
  • Children Now
  • Children's Defense Fund
  • Children’s Hospital Association
  • Council of Pediatric Subspecialties
  • First Focus
  • March of Dimes
  • Pediatric Policy Council
  • Society for Pediatric Research 

Association contact: John Knapp, (202) 753-5366