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The Washington, DC office of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has been the Academy’s voice on federal issues impacting children and pediatricians for more than four decades. The Washington Office houses the Department of Federal Affairs  which works with AAP members to advance key health priorities through lobbying Congress, building coalitions and raising public awareness. Visit the Federal Advocacy page for more information on how the AAP works to prioritize children’s health on the national policy agenda.
 
AAP Legislative Conference
 
Each year the Department hosts the AAP Legislative ConferenceThis year the event will be held in Washington, DC April 23-25, 2017. This conference gives pediatricians the opportunity to attend interactive workshops and in-depth training sessions, while networking with more than 100 pediatricians from across the country who share a passion for advocacy. Participants also go to Capitol Hill to urge congressional support of strong child health policies.
 
Limited scholarships are available to cover registration costs. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 18, 2017.
 
The 2017 conference will also include a Global Child Health Advocacy Track.
 
Federal Advocacy Issues
 
Use caution in considering change to current law, groups say
 
Federal advocacy and policy resources
 
Medicaid, CHIP and implementation to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

AAP’s Blueprint for Children: How the next president can build a foundation for a healthy future