• Press Release
  • September 19, 2018

Children's Hospitals Applaud President Trump for Prioritizing Children's Health

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President Trump Signs CHGME Reauthorization

Washington, D.C. — Last night, the president affirmed that children's health must be a national priority by signing H.R. 5385 into law. A critical investment in our nation's pediatric workforce, this law extends the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program for five years. On behalf of the patients and families we serve, children's hospitals thank congressional champions Sens. Bob Casey and Johnny Isakson, and Reps. Gene Green and Michael C. Burgess — for their tireless leadership in reauthorizing this bipartisan, successful program – and President Trump for supporting and signing the bill.

CHGME provides crucial funding to children's hospitals to support the training of pediatric physicians. The children's hospitals receiving the majority of CHGME funding train some 50 percent of all general pediatricians and pediatric specialists in the United States. The continuation of this program into the future allows children's hospitals to sustain the vital training programs allowing children across the nation better access to their doctors.

As we celebrate this important investment, we look forward to working with the administration and Congress to secure better care and a brighter future for our nation's children.

About the Children's Hospital Association

The 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.