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Vaping and Youth: A Public Health Crisis
February 25, 2020 in Madison

At our Pediatric Advocacy Day, we addressed one of our most pressing health issues – vaping and youth. Perhaps no other crisis in recent public health history has hit so suddenly and with such risk to the well- being of our youth, adolescents and young adults.

Thanks in part to our legislative visits, the so-called “Tobacco 21” bill passed the Assembly and was sent to the Senate for their consideration. We are hoping for a positive outcome prior to end of the current legislative session!

WIAAP President Dr. Dipesh Navsaria thanks our members today. As a chapter, we are watching, working, and winding our way through the outpouring of new policy, orders, and resources that are being deployed — and changed — on a daily basis. @navsaria

A Message from Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, WIAAP President

This is indeed one of those days where I wish that this was all a really elaborate April Fool‘s gag, but it isn‘t. I know that we are all ...

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WIAAP reaches out to our members to contact legislators and other policy makers (federal, state, local) to show support and offer expertise on issues critical to children. We provide position statements and talking points to help make it as simple as possible to advocate for Wisconsin’s children.

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WIAAP works with members of the National Chapter of the AAP in Washington D.C. to advance key health priorities through lobbying Congress, building coalitions and raising public awareness.

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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.

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WIAAP stays up-to-date on important topics in pediatrics and provides ways to share best practices and resources with our members.

Latest News: We’re bringing together pediatricians from Wisconsin and Illinois through a self-directed QI program to improve HPV immunization rates in clinics and communities. HPV QI project registration is closed but stay-tuned after September for self-directed online access to the same program and credits. Read about our QI programs.

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Meet the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatric’s official “Spokescow.” Dr. Moo dutifully attends every WIAAP event, interacting with pediatric care professionals, medical students, and legislators alike, to help spread education and advocacy for Wisconsin’s children. Follow Dr. Moo on twitter (@DrMoo4Kids) to stay up-to-date on important WIAAP updates!

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