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.

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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 cannabis use | Vaping/e-cigarettes, nicotine & tobacco​ | Health effects of climate change

High Priority Bills, Session 2019-2020

Name Description Author Status Position Letter
AB-0138 California Community Health Fund (COSPONSOR) Bloom Dead Support  
AB-0764 Soda: Ban on marketing/promotions (COSPONSOR) Bonta Dead Support  
AB-0765 Sugar Sweetened Beverages: Healthy Checkout (COSPONSOR) Wicks Dead Support  
SB-0086 Public health: pesticide: chlorpyrifos ban Durazo Alive Support  
SB-0276 Immunizations: Medical Exemptions (COSPONSOR) Pan Signed into Law (Chaptered) Support  
SB-0347 Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: Warnings Monning Alive Support  
SB-0458 Pesticide Ban: Chlorpyrifos (COSPONSOR) Durazo Dead Support  
SB-0622 Deaths in Immigration Detention Facilities Durazo Vetoed Support  
SB-0714 Immunizations: Medical Exemptions (COSPONSOR) Pan Signed into Law (Chaptered) Support
AAP-CA Legislative Contacts
Representatives Chapter 1 | Northern & Central California

Zarah Iqbal, MD 
Nora Pfaff, MD

Representatives Chapter 2 |Southern CA—7 Counties incl LA

Marti Baum, MD
Susan Wu, MD

Representatives Chapter 3 | San Diego & Imperial Counties

Nancy Graff, MD
Wendy Hunter MD

Representatives Chapter 4 | Orange County

Angela Dangvu MD
Sharon Pham MD


Kris Calvin, CEO & State Director of Advocacy and Policy

Eileen Rendahl, Legislative &  Communications Coordinator

Weston Tountas, Legislative Analyst

Darcie Baker, Administrative Assistant

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