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September 26, 2018
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November 5, 2018

  • Be on alert to contact your Washington legislators. Want to be a member that can be alerted and could take 2 minutes to call when an important action needs to be taken?  Email Executive Director, Meredith Kennedy, at to be added to the Advocacy Alert Contact
  • Join our bimonthly Chapter Advisory Committee meetings. This is a great, informal way to hear from chapter members involved in our ID and school health committees; find out about federal and state legislation that impacts children and pediatricians; hear from our child psychiatry and county health officer colleagues; find out about programs sponsored by our chapter like Reach Out and Read; and meet other San Diego pediatricians.  Our next meeting is on Thursday, December 13th at 6:30pm at the AAP-CA3 office in Mission Valley.
  • Join our Early Career Physicians (ECP) group (any age welcome) as they participate in a variety of community service events. Contact Maya Kumar, MD, AAP-CA3’s Chapter ECP representative @
  • Join our Infectious Disease committee to hear the experts from AAP-CA3, the community and Rady Children’s discuss ID topics of interest to general pediatricians. Our next meeting is on Monday, January 28th at 6:30 at the AAP-CA3 offices.  Email Chapter Executive Director, Meredith Kennedy, at for more information.
  • Join Resistbot. Write Congress in under 2 minutes by texting “RESIST” to 50409 or message Resistbot on Facebook.  It’ll find out who represents you in Congress, & deliver your message to them in less than 2 minutes. No downloads or apps required.  Visit for more information.
  • Share messages on Twitter and Facebook found in the #VoteKids Toolkit.
  • Update your social media profile picture now through November 6th to show others that you #VoteKids.
  • Visit our Twibbon page for profile picture frames and Facebook cover photos.
  • Take AAP Charlie with you as you advocate for #VoteKids. Click here to download an AAP Charlie sign. Don’t forget to show us where he’s been! Post pictures to social media using #VoteKids.
  • Find Your Legislator at and email them.

  • Check out our programs on the chapter website at:
  • Join the chapter! First year for new members is free; annual dues are $160.  Our biweekly newsletter, Coastal Currents, is sent electronically to all chapter members.
  • Attend our annual chapter family picnic in Fall 2019 at Petco Park, stay tuned for more information.
  • If you are interested in CA state legislation, follow the AAP-CA list of bills at:
  • Join us for a legislative day in Sacramento or the AAP Legislative Day in Washington.
    • AAP-CA3 Legislative Day (all 4 CA AAP Chapters) in Sacramento. Date for spring 2019 available soon.
    • If you’re a member of the San Diego County Medical Society, join the CMA Legislative Day in Sacramento in April 2019- for information.
    • National AAP Legislative Conference, April 2019 in Washington DC. #LegCon

  • Great! The chapter exists to serve its members – we would love to support your efforts.  Email Chapter Executive Director, Meredith Kennedy, MPH, at and she can point you in the right direction.
  • Consider applying for a CATCH grant. CATCH grants are local community projects supported by the national AAP.  For more information, contact our chapter CATCH facilitators, Lase Ajayi, MD at or Emily Fletcher, MD at