Public Policy

Public policies are critical to the ability of children’s hospitals to care for all children, through clinical care, training, research and public health advocacy. As health care policies are debated at the state and federal levels, The Children's Hospital Association and its member hospitals work with policymakers to ensure children’s unique health care needs are not overlooked and that every child has access to high quality, cost effective primary, preventive and specialty care services tailored to meet their needs. Find out more about the Children's Hospital Association.

Key Issues

CHGME/Workforce Medicaid Reform
CHIP Pediatric Research
Childhood Obesity Pharmaceutical Access
Community Benefit Reporting Private Coverage
Health Care Reform Quality



Alerts and Updates
FY 2016 CHGME Request Letter and Program Description Templates- February 12, 2015 Restricted

2015 CEO Summit & Capitol Advocacy Day Summary- January 28, 2015 Restricted

Association Consensus Statement on Network Adequacy- October 20, 2014

NPR Airs Story on Medically Complex Kids & Medicaid- August 26, 2013

Latest N.A.C.H. Resources
Washington Update- February 27, 2015
Members are asked to submit comments regarding the recent Republican led CHIP bill and to contact members regarding CHGME funding. On the regulatory front, Health and Human Services has indicated it will change its review criteria of the adequacy of qualified health plans’ contracts with essential community providers. Restricted

Association Public Policy Update Conference Calls- February 23, 2015
The Children's Hospital Association invites government relations and other member hospital professionals to participate in weekly, half-hour conference calls on the latest news from Washington. Restricted

Key Section 1115 Medicaid Waivers (Association Summaries)- February 23, 2015
Summaries of key Section 1115 waivers highlight the themes in existing waivers or waiver proposals, provide a brief explanation of the demonstrations, and identify whether state Section 1115 waivers are consistent with the Association’s principles for waivers that impact children.

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Health Policy Headlines
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, May 6, 2010

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State Tracking and Related Resources
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Upcoming N.A.C.H. Events
Association Public Policy Update Conference Calls Restricted

Congressional Briefings

2015 Children's Hospital Association Advocacy Days