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2019 Child Health Advocate Award


Representative Yadira Caraveo, MD, FAAP (District 31) | Colorado


Colorado State Representative Yadira Caraveo, MD, FAAP (D-31) received the 2019 AAP Child Health Advocate Award in recognition of her work for children and families as a member of the state legislature. Representative Caraveo was elected to the legislature in 2018, joining a record number of women winning state legislative offices across the country. In her first term, she succeeded in getting 6 of her 7 bills enacted into law. One of the new laws makes possible an assessment of the potential impact of bills on economic, employment, health, education, or public safety outcomes when comparing the state population as a whole and population subsets based on race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and geography. Another of Dr Caraveo’s successful bills provides grants to local governments, schools districts, and nonprofits to support efforts to ensure an accurate 2020 Census count.

Please contact Jeff Hudson in the AAP State Advocacy at 800.433.9016, x6240 or jhudson@aap.org for more information.

The AAP Child Health Advocate Award acknowledges the significant accomplishments of public officials and advocates who have served as a voice for children in state government.

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Child Health Advocate Award Past Recipients