Every year since 2005, the AAP Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT) has implemented an advocacy campaign. The Section's advocacy subcommittee works closely with AAP staff to choose the campaign and to develop the materials and resources. The campaign kicks off at the Section's Annual SOPT Assembly at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition in the Fall each year.
2017-2018 Advocacy Campaign – Access 4 Kids
Access to healthcare and the ability to visit a physician is essential in improving and determining children's health. As healthcare policy continues to evolve, we have seen thousands of pediatricians across the country take a stand to defend all children's right to quality health care. Recognizing the crucial importance of access to medical care, the AAP Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT) annual advocacy campaign will focus on advocating for improved access to healthcare for all children, regardless of their medical conditions, living situation, country of origin, or preferred gender or sexual orientation.