WIAAP 7th Annual Advocacy Day

Wednesday, February 28,2024

Best Western Premier Park Hotel
22 South Carroll Street Madison, WI 53703

This year’s WIAAP Pediatric Advocacy Day’s focus is to push for a hearing for AB 114, a bipartisan supported bill that would extend postpartum Medicaid benefits from the current 60 days to a full 12 months.

Providing a full year of postpartum Medicaid coverage means … saving lives, improving infant health outcomes, reducing health care costs, and investing in the future of our state.



You will be asked to provide your home/voting/constituent address, so that you are scheduled for appointments with legislators in appropriate districts.

We will make every effort to schedule appointments with legislative offices for attendees who register before February 14, 2024. Appointments for late registrations will be accommodated as available. If you have any questions at any time, please contact Genevieve Bien-Aime at gbien-aime@wiaap.org.

Refunds for cancelled reservations will be accepted for up to one week prior to the event. Refunds available via same method of payment. Registrant is responsible for EventBrite refund processing fees.

Daily Agenda

Tuesday, February 27 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Advocacy 101, Virtual Session – Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, WIAAP Policy Committee Chair

New to advocacy, or interested in a conference preview and Q&A? Join us the night before the meeting to participate. Note: A set of on-demand, virtual trainings will be made available in advance of this event. It is strongly recommended participants access those materials ahead of the virtual Advocacy 101 session.

Wednesday, February 28, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Vital learning and networking opportunities in the morning session to prepare you for impactful legislative visits in the afternoon!


  • Today’s Legislative Landscape
  • The Critical First Year: Postpartum Benefit Extension
  • The Legislative Process in Wisconsin: Who, What, Where, When, How
  • Issue briefs and talking points for legislators
  • Breakout sessions and role play

Legislative visits with Wisconsin legislators in person at the Capitol.

Social and debrief to share thoughts from the day’s activities and visits

Save the Date – The 2024 Open Forum will be held on October 25th


WIAAP Fall Conference Recap
Best Practices: Adolescent Health in Primary Care

Providing a holistic view of adolescent health in primary care, including topics around healthy digital experiences, medical management of disordered eating, pediatric substance use, screening for suicide risk, pediatric gender affirming care, common gynecological concerns and contraception – and much more.

Nationwide experts convened on best practices and advancements to provide comprehensive, quality care for adolescents and young adults.

What We Heard From Attendees

“I plan to make changes to interviewing regarding screen time, as well as, improving communication skills regarding gender dysphoria and associated issues.”

“I have a much better understanding of transgender terms and how to approach these patients.”

“I learned to not get caught in assessments to label but to assist in behavior changes.”

“I really appreciated Dr. Paula Cody’s discussion on eating disorders. She had great points such as viewing weight as a data point like a vital sign when treating a patient with an eating disorder. She also mentioned the differences in eating disorders and important labs to monitor.”

“I will be using different language and terms when talking about weight with students.”

“Thank you for what was a very valuable experience.”

Discover all the benefits our member clinicians see from being a part of the Wisconsin chapter

School Health Forum – Archive Session

WIAAP and key stakeholders explore how to improve relationship, communication, and quality of care for all students in every setting.

About this event:

Take action to improve how school health and primary best support students – together! We covered:

  • The current state of the state and the need for meaningful intersection between school health and primary care
  • Prioritizing evidence-based school health through school nurses, school counselors and collaborating with medical advisors
  • Effects of COVID and mental health of students and staff
  • Advocacy roles: aligning resources and data-driven solutions