Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol is an opportunity to show legislators that Kentucky pediatricians care about its children and youth. KY Chapter of the AAP members attend this day long event at the Capital. Our goal is to speak with as many legislators as possible and to encourage them to support bills that will improve children’s health in the Commonwealth.
The day-long event begins with a rally for children’s issues at the Capitol rotunda and continues with scheduled times to speak with legislators and meet people from across the state who share a commitment to children.
PAK Pediatricians Advocating in Kentucky is an active group of pediatrician advocates who meet quarterly. The group has focused on activities within clinical hot topic areas including: obesity, mental health, oral health, child abuse, safe sleep, neonatal abstinence syndrome and autism. The goal of the PAK group is to implement positive system change to improve the health of children in the state. For more information or to join the group, contact PAK Chair, Dan Stewart MD, FAAP at email@example.com
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Coalition for a Healthy Kentucky
CHK is composedof 13 organizations, including the KY AAP Chapter. The group meets at least twice a year to develop advocacy strategies regarding a smoke free Kentucky environment and reducing childhood obesity. Contact person is Juan Villafane, MD, FAAP, FACC. firstname.lastname@example.org