State Advocacy

AAP California Chapters 1, 3 and 4 advocate together on state-level issues related to children’s health and well-being and the practice of pediatrics. Our work is strictly nonpartisan, and addresses the many CA bills and budget items related to child health access and reimbursement, vaccines, mental and behavioral health, prevention of childhood injury and trauma, youth vaping, and childhood obesity, the importance of achieving racial and ethnic child health parity, and advocacy for COVID19 policies that support the public health and the viability of pediatric practices.

Legislative Session 2021-2022

CapitolTrack link below lists all legislative initiatives tracked by AAP-CA in real time. Click on the bill number for a full, up-to-date analysis.

Highlights from the 2022 AAP-CA Advocacy Day in Sacramento

Dr. Susan Wu receiving the first AAP-CA Kris Calvin Resident Education Award presented by Dr. Nancy Graff with Dr. Jacque Corriveau

Dr. Susan Wu receiving the first AAP-CA Kris Calvin Resident Education Award presented by Dr. Nancy Graff with Dr. Jacque Corriveau

Dustin Corcoran, CEO of the CA Medical Association

Dustin Corcoran, CEO of the CA Medical Association

San Diego Chapter Pediatricians with Assembly Member Akilah Weber

San Diego Chapter Pediatricians with Assembly Member Akilah Weber

The Governor’s Office

The Governor's Office

Orange County Chapter Pediatricians with Senator Min

Orange County Chapter Pediatricians with Senator Min

Newly Elected Assembly Member Matt Haney with our young advocates

Newly Elected Assembly Member Matt Haney with our young advocates

Dr. Sharon Phan, Dr. Phyliss Agran, Dr. Jacques Corriveau, Senator Josh Newman (recieving the AAP-CA Legislator of the Year award) and Dr. Eric Ball

Dr. Sharon Phan, Dr. Phyliss Agran, Dr. Jacques Corriveau, Senator Josh Newman (recieving the AAP-CA Legislator of the Year award) and Dr. Eric Ball

Dr. Nicole Webb, her daughter Oliva and Isra Uz-Zaman, Chapter 1 Executive Director

Dr. Nicole Webb, her daughter Oliva and Isra Uz-Zaman, Chapter 1 Executive Director

Dr. Melissa Ruiz with her son

Dr. Melissa Ruiz with her son

Dr. Angela Dangvu with her niece Sarah in the Capitol Rotunda

Dr. Angela Dangvu with her niece Sarah in the Capitol Rotunda

Dr. Melissa Ruiz with her son at the Capitol Rotunda

Dr. Melissa Ruiz with her son at the Capitol Rotunda

Orange County Chapter Pediatricians on Capitol Steps

Orange County Chapter Pediatricians on Capitol Steps