Community Health Advocacy, CATCH & School Health Committee

 The Committee on Community Health Advocacy/CATCH/School Health strives to promote the practice of community pediatrics by encouraging and supporting Texas pediatricians in community-based efforts that include but are not limited to: 

  1. identifying children’s health needs at the community level;
  2. advocating for children’s health at the community level, including advocacy for access to care and access to a medical home for every child; 
  3. promoting children’s health through school health initiatives and school policies; and
  4. collaborating with others in the community interested in children’s health, including those involved in child care, injury prevention, and other areas affecting children’s health.

SUGGESTED LINKS:

AAP Advocacy Guide (requires AAP login): www.aap.org/moc/advocacyguide/table-of-contents.cfm
AAP Advocacy Training Modules: www.aap.org/commpeds/CPTI/training-modules.cfm
AAP  State and Federal Advocacy Links:
    www.aap.org/advocacy.html
    http://federaladvocacy.aap.org (requires AAP login)
    www.aap.org/moc/stgovaffairs/index.cfm?jumpdown=yes#jumpdown (requires AAP login)

Health Care Reform Implementation Resources
Texas Health Reform Checklist (Center for Public Policy Priorities): www.cppp.org/files/3/MHM_HealthReformChecklist_final.pdf
State Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (AAP State Government Affairs): www.aap.org/moc/loadsecure.cfm/stgovaffairs/acastatehealth.pdf (requires AAP login)
Kaiser Family Foundation: www.kff.org