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:
Marti Baum, MD, FAAP
Susan Wu, MD, FAAP
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
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 >>