Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME)/Workforce

The Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program (CHGME) provides children’s hospitals with federal funding to support training of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. CHGME supports training at nearly 60 independent children’s teaching hospitals. Hospitals receiving CHGME funds train 49 percent of all pediatricians and 51 percent of all pediatric specialists.

For information about CHGME appropriations and reauthorization, contact John Knapp, Director, Federal Affairs, 703-797-6066. For information about the CHGME program, contact Liz Parry, Associate Director, Policy Analysis, 703-797-6192.


Policy Position
CHGME Policy Position - January 29, 2013


Fact Sheets & Analyses
Historical CHGME Funding - May 29, 2013

Update on CHGME, the Sequester and FY 2013 Funding - March 7, 2013

Pediatric Specialist Physician Shortages Affect Access to Care (Association Fact Sheet) - August 3, 2012

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Letters & Testimony
Children's Hospitals' CEOs Send Letter to House Appropriations Committee on FY 2015 Funding for CHGME - April 4, 2014

Children's Hospitals' CEOs Send Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee on FY 2015 Funding for CHGME - April 4, 2014

Pediatric Groups Sign Onto Letter in Support of CHGME Funding for FY 2015 - April 4, 2014

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Talking Points
CHGME Reauthorization Talking Points - January 17, 2014 Restricted

Support Children's Access to Care: Fund CHGME for FY 2015 at $300 Million - January 17, 2014 Restricted


Media Toolkit
CHGME Media Toolkit - February 6, 2012 Restricted


Additional Resources
CHGME Reauthorization Social Media Template Materials - April 1, 2014

FY 2015 CHGME Request Letter and Program Description Templates - February 20, 2014 Restricted

Senate Subcommittee Sets Funding Level for Pediatric Training at $267.3 Million - July 9, 2013

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Press Releases
President Signs Legislation Supporting Funding for Pediatric Residency Training - April 8, 2014

Association Lauds House Passage of Legislation in Support of Funding for Pediatric Residency Training - April 2, 2014

President’s FY 2015 Budget Lacks Support for CHGME - March 4, 2014

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