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

2014 Family Advocacy Day Registration Open- February 10, 2014

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

Latest N.A.C.H. Resources
Washington Update- April 18, 2014
On the regulatory front, the Association provides Section 1115 waiver summaries and spearheads a joint letter to OPM. Restricted

Key Section 1115 Medicaid Waivers (Association Summaries)- April 17, 2014
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.

Chart of Administrative Actions- April 16, 2014
Pending regulations and other guidance shown on this chart allows children’s hospitals to track administrative actions throughout the regulatory process.

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Health Policy Headlines
NACHRI and N.A.C.H. Offer RSS Feeds
, May 6, 2010

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Access the grassroots mobilization and media relations tool kit for children’s hospitals.

State Tracking and Related Resources
View N.A.C.H. State Legislative Tracking Reports and Related Resources

Upcoming N.A.C.H. Events
Association Public Policy Update Conference Calls Restricted

2014 Family Advocacy Day Registration Open