All Children Need Children’s Hospitals

Children’s hospitals are unique resources that benefit all children through clinical care, research, pediatric medical education and advocacy.  As a vital safety net for children, children’s hospitals provide expert care for the most severe and complex medical problems.

The Children’s Hospital Association of Texas (CHAT) is a non-profit association whose mission is to ensure that Texas children have access to effective, high quality, comprehensive and appropriately funded health care.


Stay Informed

See what children’s hospitals are doing to provide the best health care to the children of Texas — and stay informed on children’s health issues by visiting us on Facebook and Twitter.


Children’s Hospitals in Texas Ask State Legislature to Improve Medicaid Reimbursement

Texas Must Do More to Reduce Preventable Injuries

Vaccinations Are Important for All Texans

Reduce the Toll of Tobacco in Texas

Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities

Strategic Plan to Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities

Protect Children’s Hospitals



Our Member Hospitals

CHAT represents not-for-profit children’s hospitals in Texas. Members are committed to providing specialized and comprehensive medical services for all children in need.

Reports and Information

The State of Texas Children 2015

  • The 2015 State of Texas Children Report, which takes a decade-long look at the effects Texas public policy choices have had on the well-being of the 6.9 million kids living in Texas, has been released.

State Facts & Reports

State Budget and Legislation

Federal Health Care Issues



Contact Us

Children’s Hospital Association of Texas
823 Congress Ave, St 1500 Austin, TX 78701
Phone 512.320.0910
Fax 512.320.0645

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