Feb 04

Celebrate CHIPRA Anniversary, Urge Renewal

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the enactment of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA). It’s an occasion worth celebrating—health care coverage provisions in CHIPRA are among the primary reasons the uninsured rate for children has reached a historic low.

Jan 30

The State of the Union Address: What was Said and Not Said about Pediatric Health

On Tuesday, President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address to the nation. Under the overarching theme of opportunity, the President mentioned children throughout the hour-long speech and how new policies put into place by the administration and Congress over the last few years have positively affected them. 

Jan 24

The CDC’s Update on Youth Bullying

The CDC has standardized the definition of bullying in an effort to help families, schools, and communities respond to the issue and help combat it.

Jan 16

New Year’s Goal: A Fun and Healthy 2014 for Your Family

How to make better nutrition and an active lifestyle a priority for the whole family in 2014.

Dec 11

A Reason to be Thankful

Maureen Beach talks about why her and her son Colin came to DC to advocate in support of children's health care.

Nov 21

A 13 Year-Old Patient Talks About the Importance of CHGME

Child health advocate Dede Dankelson explains why her son Peter wrote to his member of Congress in support of CHGME.

Nov 07

Here's What Advocates Are Saying About CHGME

Last week we told you that the Senate has introduced legislation that would reauthorize the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Program (CHGME), which provides vital funding for training pediatricians and pediatric specialists. As we mentioned, it’s important that this program is reauthorized as so many of our pediatricians-in-training – not to mention our kids – depend on it. But, to paraphrase Reading Rainbow’s Levar Burton, you don’t have to take our word for it. Here’s what some folks have written to their members of Congress in support of CHGME.

Oct 30

Senate Committee Passes Pediatric Training Legislation

Today a Senate committee voted unanimously to reauthorize CHGME, a program that funds training for pediatricians in children's hospital. Read more about the program, and what the next steps are to ensure it continues.

Oct 15

How Speak Now For Kids Makes A Difference

I don’t think that any parent ever imagines that the birth of their child ends up in a situation as scary as a neonatal intensive care unit or facing a lifetime of medical care, surgeries, and treatments for your medically complex child. These types of things are simply out of our control, and we simply endure and learn how to deal with the demands of a sick child, and a very fragmented health care system.

Oct 15

Welcome to Speak Now for Kids!

Welcome to Speak Now for Kids. We’re very happy you chose to visit our website and are as passionate as we are about quality health care for children. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, physician, current or former patient – anyone concerned with ensuring our kids have access to the right care at the right time – this site is for you.

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