Our organizations were deeply concerned to read the reports in the Washington Post starting on Friday, December 15, 2017, that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) budget analysts were informed they are discouraged from using seven words – including ‘“vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based”’ – read letter…
Pediatric Policy Council (PPC)
Sponsoring at PAS
During the Pediatric Academic Societies’ (PAS) annual meeting, the PPC sponsors an early morning legislative symposium on a current research topic of interest to the pediatric academic community.
The PPC also sponsors the annual pediatric policy plenary at the PAS annual meeting.
Education for Advocacy
Each year, the American Academy of Pediatrics holds a Legislative Conference. It is an excellent opportunity to develop or sharpen your child advocacy skills necessary to advance child and adolescent health issues through legislation and regulation on both the federal and state levels.
The PPC is a member of the Committee on Federal Government Affairs, American Academy of Pediatrics (COFGA). Chaired by Paul J. Chung, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy & Management, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, the PPC has provided a view from Capitol Hill since 1984.
Additional information and resource materials on issues related to child health are available from the Washington Coordinator for the societies: