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Latest News on Child Health

Meet Stephen: 2017 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day Hero
Jun 27, 2017

When he was 3 years old, Stephen was diagnosed with isovaleric academia (IVA), a very rare genetic disease. Unfortunately, the late diagnosis left him in a coma and on life support. As a result, he suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting in severe intellectual and developmental disabilities and complex health...

Meet Nyasia: 2017 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day Hero
Jun 26, 2017

Nyasia was just 4 years old when her mother, Yolanda, received an urgent call from her day care. She was vomiting, lethargic and pale. Yolanda immediately took her daughter to Connecticut Children’s Hospital. There, she was diagnosed with pulmonary capillaritis — an inflammatory condition that causes the destruction of the...

Top Issues in Children’s Health

ACE Kids Act

The Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2014 (ACE Kids Act) is a proposal to improve how care is delivered to America’s children with complex medical conditions on Medicaid.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

CHIP provides free or low-cost health coverage to more than eight million children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid.