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, (202) 753-5366. For information about the CHGME program, contact Liz Parry, Associate Director, Policy Analysis, (202) 753-5392.


Policy Position
CHGME Policy Position - January 29, 2013


Fact Sheets & Analyses
Summary of CHGME Payments to Freestanding Children's Hospitals - 2013 - May 13, 2014

Summary of CHGME Payments to Freestanding Children's Hospitals - 2012 - May 12, 2014

CHGME Program (Association Summary) - April 30, 2014

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Letters & Testimony
Association Testimony in Support of FY 2015 CHGME Funding to the Senate Labor HHS Appropriations Subcommittee - May 23, 2014

AMSPDC Requests Support for CHGME Appropriations - May 1, 2014

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

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Talking Points
Support Children's Access to Care: Fund CHGME for FY 2015 at $300 Million - June 16, 2014

CHGME Federal Support for the Training of Pediatric Providers Falls Short (Talking Points) - May 22, 2014 Restricted

CHGME Reauthorization Talking Points - 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


Press Releases
CHGME Funding to Train Pediatricians Included in Congressional Omnibus - December 16, 2014

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

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