Children’s National Hospital President and CEO Kurt Newman, MD, shared how Children’s National is helping families cope with the mental health challenges of the crisis. The pandemic’s impact on children’s health goes beyond the virus. Pediatric experts are tracking increases in mental and behavioral health issues as well as incidences of child abuse. Initiatives at Children's National Hospital will ensure children have access to mental health services now and in the time after COVID-19 pressures ease. You can support these and other important initiatives by making a donation to the COVID-19 Emergency Action Fund. Your gift will help Children's National Hospital protect the health of our community's children— physical, mental and emotional — during the pandemic and in the future.