Pediatric Policy Council
The Pediatric Policy Council (PPC) was created to “speak with one voice” and combine the legislative advocacy efforts of the American Pediatric Society, the Society for Pediatric Research, the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs, and the Academic Pediatric Association.
Each society has two representatives on the PPC. Business is generally conducted through monthly telephone conference calls as well as emails and faxes.
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, James Baumberger, Academic & Sub-specialty Advocacy Specialist, 202-347-8600.
Scott Denne | PPC Chair
DeWayne Pursley, MD | APS
Jonathan Davis | APS
Joyce Javier | SPR
Shetal Shah | SPR
Stephen Daniels | AMSPDC
Scott Rivkees | AMSPDC
Jean Raphael | APA
Shale Wong | APA