Children's Health Data

CDF publications relevant to Children's Health

Senate Continuing Resolution for 2018

The bipartisan budget package expected to be voted on in the Senate today offers long overdue hope to children, families and communities.

February 8, 2018

Children's Defense Fund Letter to Leadership

The Children’s Defense Fund urges Congress to address the urgent needs of our nation’s children. To meet these needs, the continuing resolution (CR) must include: a long-term extension of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to ensure stability for the health coverage of nine million children and pregnant women; home visiting support for infants and toddlers and other young children through the Maternal and Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV); support for Dreamers and future Dreamers, young people who came here as children and face risk of deportation; desperately needed help for children and other hurricane victims in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands; and funding for community health centers.

January 17, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018: National Day of Action to #SaveCHIP!

This week marks 100 days since Congress failed to extend full funding for the successful, bipartisan Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides 9 million U.S. children and pregnant women with comprehensive and affordable health care coverage. This has manufactured an emergency with real consequences for children, families and pregnant women, and for the states, which operate CHIP programs.Join the nation’s leading children’s health, medical and advocacy organizations in a day of action on January 10th to help #SaveCHIP. Together we can make a difference for children, families and pregnant women across the country.

January 10, 2018

Statement of Leading Children’s Health, Medical and Advocacy Organizations: Short-Term CHIP Funding Falls Short for Children

Congress’ failure to extend CHIP funding long-term has resulted in a manufactured emergency that has real consequences for children, families and pregnant women. It doesn’t have to be this way. There is bipartisan policy ready to be passed right now to extend CHIP funding for five years. Both chambers of Congress support it; the only thing preventing it from passing is political will. Congress must take the opportunity to pass a five-year CHIP funding extension on a bill this week to fund the federal government. Right now, the greatest threat to children’s health care coverage is Congressional inaction.

December 21, 2017

The State of America's Children 2017

Millions of America’s children today suffer from hunger, homelessness and hopelessness. Together, The State of America’s Children® 2017 and corresponding state factsheets provide a comprehensive overview of how America’s children are doing nationally and inform conversations about how we can do better.

December 14, 2017

Statement of Leading Children’s Health, Medical and Advocacy Organizations: Congress’ Failure to Include a Strong Five-Year Extension of CHIP on This Week’s Spending Bill is a Missed Opportunity to Protect Children and Families

December 6, 2017

National Childrens Health Groups CHIP Letter to Leadership

As advocates for children and pregnant women, we are growing increasingly distressed by Congress’ failure to take timely action to extend funding for the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Funding for CHIP is now 61 days past its September 30 deadline and the families of the 9 million children and over 370,000 pregnant women who rely on the program face an uncertain future.

November 30, 2017

National Childrens Health Groups CHIP Letter to Leadership

As advocates for children and pregnant women, we are growing increasingly distressed by Congress’ failure to take timely action to extend funding for the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Funding for CHIP is now 61 days past its September 30 deadline and the families of the 9 million children and over 370,000 pregnant women who rely on the program face an uncertain future.

November 30, 2017

Children's Groups CHIP Deadline Statement

September 29, 2017

Children's Defense Fund Statement for the Record Graham Cassidy Proposal

September 25, 2017

Leading Children's Health Groups Statement on Graham-Cassidy Proposal

September 25, 2017

Child Welfare and Medicaid One Pager

Medicaid is a critical children’s health coverage program, and a key vulnerable population that Medicaid serves is children involved with the child welfare system. Children in or at risk for entering foster care experience disproportionate exposure to trauma and often have complex medical needs.

September 22, 2017

Setting the Record Straight on CHIP

September 13, 2017

Statement of the National Children’s Health Community

September 7, 2017

Extend CHIP for 5 More Years

Today, CHIP provides child appropriate health coverage to 8.9 million children across the country. However, unless Congress takes action, there will be no new funding for this highly successful program after September 30, 2017.

August 8, 2017

CHIP Five-Year Funding Extension Statement

August 7, 2017

Ten Ways the Better Care Reconciliation Act Harms Children and Offers Worse Care

Ten Ways the Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act” Harms Children and Offers Worse Care

June 27, 2017

Children’s Health Community Statement Opposing Medicaid Per Capita Caps

June 21, 2017

Protect Medicaid and Keep Kids Covered Flyer

June 20, 2017

Keep Medicaid Strong for Children

Thanks to Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the health insurance marketplace, more than 95 percent of children in America have health coverage.

June 17, 2017