The California Children’s Hospital Association is a non-profit
trade association that advocates on behalf of California’s
children’s hospitals with state and federal policymakers. Among
other things, CCHA:
Analyzes state and federal health policy proposals, including
proposed legislation and regulations, to determine potential
impacts to pediatric healthcare providers and their patients.
Seeks to educate policymakers and the public about children’s
hospitals and the regionalized system of care that they provide
for children with complex health conditions.
Advocates for the adoption of state and federal policies that
promote the health and wellbeing of children and recognize the
unique role that children’s hospitals play in the delivery of
pediatric specialty care to children with medical complexity,
regardless of family income.
Serves as a source of information about state and federal
laws and proposals that relate to pediatric specialty care in
California and California’s children’s hospitals in particular.
Partners with other advocates for children and health care
advocacy organizations to promote thoughtful and evidence-based
pediatric health care policies.
California Children’s Hospitals
California’s eight freestanding children’s hospitals, their
clinics and affiliated physicians are the backbone of pediatric
care in California. They are staffed and equipped to see children
at every stage of acuity across the spectrum of disease and
injury, treating everything from common earaches and asthma
attacks to pediatric organ transplants, cardiac surgery and
cancer. They protect and extend children’s lives through
outstanding patient care and safety, internationally respected
pediatric research, and training for the pediatricians of
All children require health care that focuses on their unique
needs and involves their parents from start to finish. Children
with special health care needs are particularly in need of care
provided in places designed exclusively for kids. Children’s
hospitals provide care that keeps kids healthy and in school,
preparing them for successful, productive adult lives.