Advocacy​ Spotlight​


 The American Academy of Pediatrics 2018 Legislative Conference will take place in Washington, DC April 8-10. Unfortunately registration for this year’s conference has already closed – but this is an excellent opportunity to mark your calendar for next year!

During the conference, participants will learn how to become effective child health advocates through interactive workshops and in-depth training sessions, while networking with pediatricians, residents and medical students from across the country.​

Why you should attend the Legislative Conference: If you want to be a strong voice for children!

  1. Select specific advocacy skills-building workshops based on your interests, from the art of negotiation to crafting your message.

  2. Experience the legislative process through hands-on work sessions.

  3. Visit with your members of Congress and their staff on Capitol Hill.

  4. Hear firsthand from distinguished guest speakers and policy experts about timely child health issues.

  5. Learn about policy priorities impacting children and pediatricians​.

  6. Network with other advocates and AAP leaders from across the country.

Get more details here​ and please let us know​ if you’re attending this year!

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Advocacy Campaign​

TECaN is excited to announce plans for it’s first ever national advocacy campaign about Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. The campaign, #NavigatingNAS, will launch at the National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, FL in October 2018. We are looking for volunteers at any level (medical student through early career neonatologist) to help plan and organize the campaign. If you are interested contact Ashley Lucke and Hayley Friedman (campaign co-chairs) by email​.

Playback webinar recording:
Navigating NAS: How Does Policy Affect the Care of Infants with NAS?
Recording Password: jNkjA3TC

Training Opportunities

AAP 2018 Legislative Conference


Federal Advocacy Portal

Want to get more involved in advocating for preterm and term newborns at the local, state, or national level?

Subscribe to our twitter feed (@AmerAcadPeds​) to get the latest update from AAP DC minute-by-minute. 

Subscribe to the AAP Key Contact listserv to get periodic summaries from DC with actionable intelligence. Just e-mail the AAP Department of Federal Affairs at with your name, AAP ID, and preferred email address to receive the updates.

Send an email to your U.S. senators and representative through the AAP Department of Federal Affairs advocacy portal. By logging on to AA > MyAAP > Federal Advocacy with your AAP ID and password, you will be automatically linked to your members of Congress by your home address zip code. On the site, you can email or call their offices directly to take action on priority issues or write with an issue of your own. 

Please visit the AAP Department of Federal Affairs Facebook page for more information.

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