Resident Advocacy Rotation (RAR)

A collaboration between AAP-CA and CA Pediatric Residency Programs

Educating pediatric residents with skills and real-world, applied experience to fulfill their roles as non-partisan leaders in child health advocacy.

Learning objectives are:

  • Understand the roles of pediatrician in advocacy
  • Review the basic knowledge of advocacy and the policy process
  • Be able to use an advocacy communication skill to contribute to an active advocacy campaign
  • Provide opportunities to advocacy for priority child health issues
  • Promote collaboration with the AAP and with child advocacy partner organizations

The program will be offered twice a month, each session is 2-hours in length and involves a pre-course exercise, didactic presentations on advocacy basics, current policy highlights and issues, developing communication strategies and concludes with a debrief and evaluation.

Please register here for the program and you will be sent a Zoom link prior to each session. Contact AAP CA Executive Director, Karmi Ferguson at karmi.ferguson@aap-ca.org or call (916) 621-KIDS (5437) with any questions.

2022 calendar of RAR program sessions are held from 9:00 am – 11:00 am:

Wed June 1 | Topic: Tobacco & E-cigarettes

Thurs June 16 | Topic: Anti-Black Racism and Maternal-Child Health: Reflections and Opportunities for Advocacy