AAP CA 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.
AAP CA Chapters advocate together at the state level on hundreds of bills each year, as well as on statewide ballot measures and in court cases on behalf of children and pediatricians.
Sponsored Bills, Session 2019-2020
AB-138California Community Health Fund
AB-764Soda: Ban on marketing/promotions
AB-765Sugar Sweetened Beverages: Healthy Checkout
SB-86Department of Pesticide Regulation: chlorpyrifos: quarterly reports.
SB-276Immunizations: Medical Exemptions
SB-347Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: Warnings
To contact Academy staff please email us or call us at 626-796-1632.
Kris Calvin has been CEO of AAP California for over 20 years. Educated in economics and psychology at Stanford and UC Berkeley, she has been honored by the California Assembly and the Governor’s office for her leadership in child health advocacy. Ms. Calvin is responsible for implementation of our leadership’s advocacy agenda, and through the AAP California Residents Advocacy Rotation she trains hundreds of residents at 13 pediatric residency programs statewide. A single parent of three, Ms. Calvin is also an award-winning thriller and mystery author.
Eileen Rendahl joined the senior staff of the AAP California in 2018. Ms. Rendahl coordinates the AAP California Residents Advocacy Rotation, oversees legislative tracking and letter-writing, and is the primary point of contact with pediatrician members, our strategic partners, and the public.