2018 Chapter Challenge:

Visit local political candidates on child health


You and local candidates


“Children make up 25.1% of Alabama’s population, but are 100% of our future! In recent years, Alabama has made great strides in strengthening our children by expanding our first class pre-K program and, through Medicaid and ALL Kids, achieving historically low rates of uninsured children. I would like to share with you future priorities for Alabama’s children as put forth by the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and its partners. In this short booklet, you will find ideas that will help Alabama lead the nation in its support for children, ensuring a brighter future for all of us. I hope that you will find these ideas helpful as you put Alabama kids first in [the current legislative session/your upcoming campaign]. Thank you for all you do for Alabama’s children.”


Help them focus on the importance of considering child health in their platform


Between now and our Chapter Spring Meeting (May 3-6, 2018):

The Chapter would like to hear back from you on how it went – complete this form and return it to the Chapter office!  We will ask several of you to share at the Spring Meeting!


Your office, local coffee shop, whatever works!  


Set up visits – see “Blueprint on Hosting Legislators…”


Nola Ernest, MD, FAAP, Chapter Legislative Chair, encourages you to talk part in our Alabama Chapter-AAP Chapter Challenge to meet with candidates about child health issues!
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