The Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI) improves child health by preparing pediatricians to be effective leaders and advocates through development of authentic community partnerships to impact systems and policy change for children. We do this by providing faculty development opportunities and resources, strengthening advocacy training and curricula, and encouraging collaboration across institutions to accelerate advocacy on behalf of children.
CPTI Advocacy Portfolio
The CPTI Advocacy Portfolio is a tool that will allow faculty to organize and catalogue their work in engagement with Communities/Community Based Organizations, Leadership, and Health Systems, Legislative/Policy, and Media Advocacy. This advocacy portfolio can be used as both a formative and a summative tool, helping create a roadmap for faculty to document the success and impact of their work in the community health and advocacy realm. Faculty can use the advocacy portfolio to both guide their work, and to tell their story.
CPTI Pillar Workgroups
Join one or more of our workgroups to help prepare pediatricians to be effective leaders and advocates by improving faculty development opportunities, enhancing community partnerships, and learning how to work for policy change.
- Leadership & Career Development (Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Erickson, MD, FAAP & Lauren Gambill, MD, MPA, FAAP)
- Curriculum & Assessment (Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Hanson, MD, FAAP & Carmela Sosa, MD, FAAP)
- Networks & Collaboratives (Co-Chairs: Sandy McKay, MD, FAAP & Christin Traba, MD, MPH, FAAP)
Resources and Tools
Community Health and Advocacy Milestones Profile (CHAMP)
Project Planning Tool
Advocacy Guide and Training Materials
From Our Partners: APA U.S. Child Poverty Curriculum
6 Drivers of Success for Community Health and Advocacy Education in Pediatrics
Explore these drivers to consider the strengths of your program and find resources for further development.
American Academy of Pediatrics