Kentucky Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics
Dedicated to the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
The Kentucky Pediatric Society Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 2006 by the Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Foundation supports the long-standing efforts of the KY AAP Chapter and its history of leadership in advocacy and policy change in children’s health care.
2021 – 2023 Board of Directors
Scottie Day, M.D., FAAP, President
Debra Sowell, M.D., FAAP, Vice President
Stephen Church, M.D., FAAP, Secretary/Treasurer
Pat Purcell, M.D., MBA, FAAP, Immediate Past President
Kim Boland, M.D., FAAP, Eric Bosley, M.D., FAAP, Rob Revelette, M.D., PhD, FAAP, Dan Stewart, M.D., FAAP, Deron Bibb, M.B.A., Gerry Toner, JD
The KPS Foundation supported the Walking Works program for years. The KY AAP Chapter conducted this program focused on the Louisville and Northern Kentucky regions and was responsible for program implementation. The initial 2007, 2-year, $95,000 grant from the Anthem Foundation expanded the Chapter’s General Walking Works program that had begun in previous years. As part of this expansion, the Chapter partnered with local YMCA’s in the Lexington, Louisville, and Northern Kentucky areas, allowing pediatricians the opportunity to refer overweight 9-17 year-old patients for free nutrition counseling and fitness coaching sessions. An additional grant from the Anthem Foundation supported the program for an additional year, through September of 2013.
Be Our Voice was an AAP initiative that aimed to Mobilize Healthcare Professionals as Community Leaders in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity. AAP partnered with the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), and the California Medical Association Foundation (CMAF) and the Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity on this program. The KY AAP was a recipient of an initial grant award to train healthcare professionals to become change agents within their community to help reverse the trend of the childhood obesity epidemic. As an extension of the initiative, the KPS Foundation received funds to provide mini grants to member pediatricians who need support for a current childhood obesity project.
The KPS Foundation was a long-time FHKY advocacy grantee. Numerous advocacy activities conducted by the KY AAP were supported by this initiative. The goal was to address the unmet health care needs of Kentuckians through influencing health policy, to promote lasting change in the systems by which health care is provided in the Commonwealth. FHKY funds were awarded in 2008 for an initial period of one year to be renewed up to four years in order to advance a health advocacy network in the Commonwealth.
Encourage and support your kids because children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.Lady Bird Johnson
Thank you; we are deeply grateful for your support and generosity. It is through your support that we can pursue child health initiatives that will impact the health care of children in our state. Together we’re changing the landscape for kids in Kentucky.
Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
420 Capital Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601