Legislative Advocacy

The San Diego Chapter of the AAP encourages advocacy amongst its members and other’s in the community who have an interest in issues affecting children. A portion of our San Diego Chapter resources is dedicated to helping our AAP District Leadership (California) in its legislative efforts in Sacramento. On the local level, partnerships between the AAP and the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, Children’s Hospital, UCSD, the Council of Community Clinics, and other public and private entities have helped promote and sustain many programs for children in our area.

Local & California State Government

You can participate directly in AAP-CA advocacy by visiting your legislator(s) in their local district office. The purpose of the visit is to introduce yourself as a resource on child health issues, and to educate them about our priorities.



Public Bill lists page for AAP-CA shows the status of fifty-plus bills that we have publicly commented on in this 2-year session. At one glance the list provides the bill #, author, a summary of its content, the AAP-CA position and the outcome of the bill. Click on the “Bill Box” to access the bill text, any AAP-CA letters, and many more resources. APP-CA staff will be adding to the list weekly as we develop positions and send letter son the new 2014 bills, so check back often.

State Government Affairs Representatives-AAP-C3

Nancy Graff, MD

Wendy Hunter, MD

Please contact your Chapter State Government Affairs (SGA) Representative for advice on how to schedule a visit, and for guidelines for interaction with legislators on behalf of the AAP-CA. Your SGA representatives can also provide you with an AAP-CA packet containing fact sheets on our top legislative issues.

(Pictured from Left to Right posed picture: Megan Caldwell MPH, Lily Valmidiano MPH CHES, Nancy Graff MD, Joan Reese MD, Adam Braddock MD, Senator Anderson, Patricia Cantrell MD, Michelle Dern MD, Meredith Kennedy MPH, Wendy Wright MD, Cindy Fujii MD)

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