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In alignment with our chapter’s strategic priorities, WIAAP collaborates with our state's executive, legislative and departmental leaders on policies impacting child and family health and the practice of pediatrics. We convene a multi-organizational Pediatric Policy Group that reviews relevant issues at hand in the state, collaborating on advocacy on issues of common interest to strengthen messaging to decision-makers.
 
Some state advocacy issues on the horizon for 2017
  • 2017-2019 biennial budget provisions
  • Implications of the potential shift to a block grant model for Medicaid funding
  • Mental and behavioral health care delivery, including school-based services
  • Oral health access and Medicaid pilot programs
  • Expansion of funding for the Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (CPCP)
  • Updated educational requirements for opioid prescribing and pediatrics-focused CME
  • Child trafficking
If, at any time, you would like to know our position on an issue or want to request our support, please contact us. We review these inquiries on a case by case basis and provide background information, and, where appropriate, chapter-level support.
 
Our organization and executive director are registered through the state Government Accountability Board's (GAB) lobbying oversight.
  

Doctor Day

WIAAP joins the Wisconsin Medical Society and other physician  organizations and specialty societies to host Doctor Day: Advocacy at the Capitol. This year’s event takes place on Wednesday, March 20, 2017. For more information and to register online, click here.
 
Last year, WIAAP began hosting a special pediatrics-focused track in advance of the beginning of the full group meeting, and we will be doing so this year as well, from 8:00am - 9:30am. Any registrant interested in child health specific issues is welcome to attend.