Get Involved with Advocacy

Pediatricians can play a unique role in facilitating policy change. We know first-hand what it takes to care for vulnerable populations and by educating the public, conducting research, and assisting in the interpretation of medical research – our potential impact on driving policy change is immeasurable.

Advocacy doesn’t just happen in Sacramento. We all have a role to play and it is our responsibility to speak up on behalf of the children in our Chapter.

AAP-CA2 State Government Affairs (SGA) Committee Representatives and Staff:

Karinne Van Groningen, MD, FAAP  –  Policy and Advocacy Analyst
Marti Baum, MD, FAAP (SGA)
Susan Wu, MD, FAAP (SGA)

Advocacy Bills: Telehealth

AB 14 (Aguiar-Curry): Internet for All Act of 2021 – SUPPORT

SB 4 (Gonzalez): Broadband Communications – SUPPORT

AB 32 (Aguiar-Curry) – Telehealth: Health Care Access – SUPPORT

Advocacy Bills: Gun Violence Research

Gun Violence Research Funding Letter to Senate

Gun Violence Funding Letter to House of Representatives

In The Media

Letter to Newsom/Ghaly: March 19, 2021

Press Release: February 9, 2021

February 9, 2021–The 4 California chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics in California —representing over 5,500 pediatricians—urge collaboration for the prompt and safe reopening of schools. Read more >>

Press Release: February 3, 2021

February 3, 2021- Pediatricians call for California schools to open immediately. Read more >>

Follow-up Interviews

History of Vaccinations