Kimberly, WI, February 13, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Representing chapters from around the country, leaders in the American Academy of Pediatrics (aap.org) will participate in an advocacy “Fly-In” on February 27-28, 2017 in Washington, DC. Jeffrey Britton, MD, FAAP, president of the Wisconsin Chapter AAP (wiaap.org) and a pediatrician at the Aurora Sheboygan Clinic, will represent nearly 900 chapter members including pediatricians, subspecialists, residents and medical students.
“The AAP has over 64,000 members. Children can’t vote or call their legislators, but we can,” Britton said. “Our goal is to ensure quality health care for all children. We need to make sure kids are at the center of these decisions.” Attendees will be briefed on the AAP’s current federal child health policies, then meet with their federal legislators and their staff.
In September of last year, the AAP published the “Blueprint for Children: How the Next President Can Build a Foundation for a Healthy Future,” laying out policy recommendations related to promoting health children, supporting secure families, building strong communities and ensuring the U.S. is a leading nation for children.
Comprising nearly 900 members and a part of the American Academy of Pediatrics, WIAAP’s mission is to assure optimal health and safety for Wisconsin’s children and their families through advocacy and collaboration with child interest groups, and to give support to Wisconsin pediatricians that enables them to continue to be the most effective providers of health care to children.