Each Council is the primary source of expertise in a given field within the AAP. This membership entity represents the evolution of Committees and Sections working in the same field into a new, integrated structure. An Executive Committee, elected by the Council membership, governs each Council. Although Councils fulfill the functions traditionally held separately by National Committees and Sections, their scope, as a single entity, is expanded to encompass a broader vision and a wider array of activities.
Councils generate policy, create educational programming and resources, develop and promote advocacy initiatives, support translation of policy and education into practice, and integrate and evaluate these efforts to maximize impact. The Council structure is designed to give its members a strong voice in policy development and in other Council activities.
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