AAPCA Advocacy Priorities (2017)

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, 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, and discrimination
  • Childhood obesity and food insecurity
  • Youth marijuana use ​

High Priority Bills, Session 2017-2018

Name Description Author Status Position Letter
AB-0224 Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Thurmond Alive Support  
AB-1110 Pupil health: vision examinations Burke Alive Oppose  
AB-1520 Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act of 2017 Burke Alive Support  
SB-0138 Universal Free Breakfast & Lunch Service in High-Poverty Schools McGuire Alive Support  
SB-0392 Report on Access to Care Implications of Anesthesia Safety Bates Alive Oppose  
SB-0501 Dentistry: anesthesia and sedation: report Glazer Alive Oppose  
AAP-CA Legislative Contacts

If you have questions or comments about state government issues or processes, please contact your chapter state government affairs representative:


Chair, State Government Affairs Committee

Jacques Corriveau, MD | jacques.ebc@me.com

Representatives Chapter 1 | Northern California

Aaron Nayfack, MD | anayfack@gmail.com
Lauren Gambill, MD | lauren.gambill@gmail.com

Representatives Chapter 2 | So CA — Greater Los Angeles Area

Mona Patel, MD | mpatel@chla.usc.edu
Susan Wu, MD | SuWu@chla.usc.edu

Representatives Chapter 3 | San Diego & Imperial Counties

Nancy Graff, MD | ngraff@ucsd.edu
Adam Braddock, MD | abraddock@ucsd.edu

Representatives Chapter 4 | Orange County

Victor Perez, MD | Victor.H.Perez@kp.org
Kate Williamson, MD | katewilliamsonmd@gmail.com

Immediate Past Chair

Wilbert Mason, MD | wmason@chla.usc.edu


Kris Calvin, CEO & Director of Advocacy and Policy | kris.calvin@aap-ca.org
Maria Salazar Sperber, Associate Director & Resident Advocacy Rotation Coordinator | RAR@aap-ca.org
Sam Warren, Legislative Aide | office@aap-ca.org

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