November 7, 2022
  • The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) wrote a letter urging congressional leaders to prioritize widespread pediatric behavioral health care needs, workforce shortages, and continued insurance coverage for children. The letter outlined five recommendations: enhance Medicaid reimbursement for pediatric mental health, pass the Accelerating Kids’ Access to Care Act, establish workforce grants specific to children’s mental health workers, continue to enact community-based mental health funding targeting children’s needs, and support efforts to scale up inpatient and step-down mental health services. (Press release here; Article here)