Established: November 2011
- Advance child health through scholarship and advocacy for the profession of academic pediatrics.
- Establish and charge and APS Advocacy Committee to advance the Core Values and priorities of APS.
- Establish priorities for approval by Council.
- Strengthen linkage of APS Advocacy Committee to the Council and to the Pediatric Policy Council (PPC).
- Align priorities to available advocacy resources through AAP Department of Federal Affairs Washington Office.
- Establish concrete outcomes and timelines for tracking and accountability.
- Launch communications and media relations plan to promote advocacy agenda to internal and external audiences and engage members in advancing priorities.
- Develop an Advocacy “Focus Page” for website with monthly updates.
- Develop with the Communication Committee a clear, value-added advocacy communication process going forward.
- Call to members to serve.
- Committee members must be APS members.
- Members selected by Council and Chair(s).
- Staggered Co-chair terms implemented in May 2020.
- Chairs appointed by Council.
- Chairs serve a 3-year term.
- Chairs future term is at the discretion of Council.
- Chairs can serve a maximum of 1 consecutive term.
- Members serve a 3-year term.
- Terms will be staggered to ensure institution memory.
- Members can serve a maximum of 1 consecutive term.
- Duration is approximately one (1) hour or as needed for agenda.
- Meetings are biannually, quarterly, or as needed.
- Quorum is not necessary.
David Keller, MD (Term: Co-Chair 2018–2021, 2021-2024)
TBD (Term: Co-Chair 2021-2024)
Susan Baker, MD (Term: 2019–2024)
David Clark, MD (Term: 2020-2023)
Jonathan M. Davis, MD (Term: 2012–2022)
Matthew Davis, MD, MAPP (Term: Co-Chair 2018-2021, Member 2021-2024)
James M. Perrin, MD (Term: 2017–2020, 2020–2023)
DeWayne Pursley, MD, MPH (Term: 2017-2020, 2020–2023)
Roberta G. Williams, MD (Term: 2018–2021, 2021-2024)
TBD (Term: 2021-2024)