AAPCA Advocacy Priorities (2019)
Universal ACCESS to quality, comprehensive pediatric care in a medical home, including access to vaccines and behavioral and mental health treatment for every child in California, including vulnerable populations such as children with special health care needs, foster children, children of immigrant families, children who are homeless, children impacted by the criminal justice system and LGBTQ youth. To make access a reality, ensure that state and commercial health care plan reimbursement fully supports quality primary and subspecialty pediatric care.
Reduce and prevent: Childhood poverty | Childhood toxic stress and its causes, including violence, neglect and abuse, bullying, human trafficking, discrimination, criminal justice policies and anti-immigration policies | Childhood obesity/food insecurity | Youth marijuana use
The American Academy of Pediatrics, California, is committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults living in California.
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American Academy of Pediatrics, California, Chapters
Chapter 1 members represent communities from the northern California border to the central San Joaquin Valley.
Chapter 2 serves Kern, LA, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties.
Chapter 3 is dedicated to achieving optimal health for all children in San Diego and Imperial Counties.
Chapter 4 provides evidence-based recommendations for child health in Orange County.