Advocacy and Issues

Advocacy & Issues

OCHA member hospitals provide the highest quality of care to Ohio’s children. In fact, in 2009, Ohio's children's hospitals provided care through 3.2 million individual inpatient, outpatient and ER visits, equating to one visit for every child in Ohio.

All OCHA member hospitals are ranked first in their class in at least one aspect of pediatric health care and all six are recognized as national leaders in clinical care for children.

However, with these achievements and responsibilities come challenges – challenges in funding; continuously improving quality of care, transparency and patient safety; encouraging programs and public policy that support child health and wellness; and ensuring that Ohio’s health reforms are in the best interest of our children.

The Ohio Children’s Hospital Association works to solve these challenges through partnerships with all stakeholders in the health care system – from member hospitals and providers within those institutions to public policymakers and regulators.


Learn More

To learn more about specific issues affecting children’s health care in Ohio and OCHA’s positions on these issues, click on the topics on the menu to the left side of this page.

To learn more about federal issues affecting children’s health care in Ohio and across the nation, visit the Children's Hospital Association website.