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Latest News on Child Health

Update on Elyse
May 26, 2020

Shortly after birth, Elyse was diagnosed with chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction. At 2019 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day, Elyse advocated on behalf of kids like her and the care she receives from UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. Below is an update from her mom. Last August during the first week of the...

Addressing the Pediatric Mental Health Crisis
May 21, 2020

Experts are unsure why pediatric mental health conditions are spiking, but increased awareness and treatment options are bringing new hope to patients and their families. From the outside, everything in Julia Paxton’s world looked perfect. She had warm, loving parents, plenty of friends, was active in student government at her...

Top Issues in Children’s Health

ACE Kids Act

The Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act (ACE Kids Act) is a federal law that aims to improve how care is deliver 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.