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National Infant Immunization Week
April 23-30th


Todler Immunization Month MAY 
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The Annual Leadership Forum isn't just about voting on resolutions. The meeting is packed full of information showcasing research results, megatrends and guest speakers who brought the discussion on children's health to a new level.


You can be a part of the action! Be sure to check out the following key presentations:


 Video of Cindy Mann, JD, Director of the Center for Medicaid


 Megatrends: Shaping the Future of Pediatrics - Sandra Hassink, MD, FAAP 


Changing Demographics of the Child Population and Pediatric Workforce - Lynn Olson, PhD


All Presentations are available on the ALF Member Center.


Advocacy Resources for YOU!


Couldn't make it to the Legislative Conference or California's Legislative Day? That's ok - you can still advocate right from your computer!


- Sign-up for the LA-HPAC network for updates on pertinent local advocacy issues.

- Log-in to the AAP Federal Affairs web site to send letters to your local representatives and media outlets.

AAP California Chapter 2

Pediatric E-News
April 2011
Dear Dr.

It has been a busy Spring in the office and out. AAP-CA2 leadership has weathered the "season of meetings" and we have dedicated this E-newsletter to bringing you the most pertinent information from each of those meetings, including:

·         Annual Leadership Forum (Elk Grove, IL) - Each year AAP Chapter Presidents and Vice Presidents gather with District, Section Council, and Committee chairpersons to review Resolutions put forward by members of the AAP. These resolutions shape the agenda, strategy and activities of the Academy for years to come.

·         Legislative Conference (Washington, DC) - National AAP hosts this advocacy training and legislative day on Capitol Hill for members. The meeting is designed to prepare AAP leaders in each State and local community to speak out on behalf of children and pediatricians on Federal Advocacy.

·         California Legislative Day (Sacramento, CA) - More than 80 pediatricians gathered in Sacramento this April to meet with legislators on the top three AAP-CA priority bills. Trainings were held the day before for residents from across the state, including three residency programs from AAP-CA2, sponsored in part by LA-HPAC.


Our work doesn't end here though. We will continue to bring key learnings from each of these meetings to you - so you can take advantages of all National and AAP-CA2 has to offer. Please stay tuned for future updates on important issues, and ways you can participate in making change here in California.


Laura Mabie, MD, FAAP

President, California - Chapter 2

Annual Leadership Forum- Guiding Pediatricians into the future

ALFIt's no question our health care system is changing. We are in a time of transition and our country, states and communities are still working through the details of just how much things will change. But one thing is certain, the AAP is dedicated to ensuring these changes benefit the children and families we serve, and that pediatricians have a voice in the discussions.


This year's Annual Leadership Forum in Elk Grove, IL provided an opportunity for over 500 chapter officers, committee, council and section chairpersons, guests, and staff to discuss the most pertinent child health topics. These discussions will help shape the AAP's agenda for the next year. Voting members reviewed 87 resolutions submitted by members on various topics. 75 of these were adopted and 10 were selected as top priorities. Click here to view the top ten resolutions. You can review all of the resolutions with their disposition at the Member Center.


All adopted resolutions will be sent to the appropriate AAP committees, councils, sections, divisions or departments for further consideration and a final position will be posted by November 11, 2011.

Pediatricians take the Capitols by storm - DO NO HARM TO KIDS

During these tumultuous times with ominous budget cuts at both the State and Federal level, advocacy on behalf of pediatricians and children is more important than ever. Below are two examples of how local pediatricians have become involved!


WashAAP Legislative Conference in Washington, DC -

AAP-CA2 helped two members, Dr. Tracy Zaslow (Co-lead of Walk to School Wednesdays) and Dr. Natalie Muth (UCLA Resident) receive scholarships to attend this year's AAP Legislative Conference in Washington DC.

Capitol Hill

Dr. Zaslow, Marissa Green, Kelly Clancy (LA-HPAC) at the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

Through the LA - Healthcare Provider Alliance for Children, Kelly Clancy and Marissa Green, AAP-CA2 Executive Director, also attended the training and legislative visits on Capitol Hill.


After two days of hands-on training with leading political experts from the AAP Federal Affairs office in Washington, DC, 14 AAP members from California went to Capitol Hill to meet with Senators and Representatives from across the state. Calling for legislators to DO NO HARM TO KIDS, pediatric advocates spoke with legislators about the importance of the Affordable Care Act and MediCaid.  


LegislativeDayAAP-CA Legislative Day in Sacramento, CA

More than 80 pediatricians attended this year's Legislative Day in Sacramento, including residents from across the state who participated in a one-day training prior to heading to Capitol Hill. Held in conjunction with the California Medical Association, pediatricians attended the


CHLA/LA-HPAC Advocacy Team

morning session of the CMA Legislative day and heard from guest speakers, including Governor Jerry Brown and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom.


In the afternoon AAP-CA pediatricians met with legislators from across the state to discuss priorities including the Medical Home, CCS and First5 funding.

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