Advocacy

The Maine Chapter, AAP recognizes how critical it is to work at the state and national policy level to improve systems of care for children and adolescents.

The Board of the Maine Chapter, AAP with the input of the Chapter Membership is charged with developing a legislative agenda for the Maine Chapter, AAP and coordinating with other child-related organizations to advance this agenda at the Maine legislature. Chapter staff work to keep Chapter members appraised of and alerted to important advocacy issues, using the Chapter’s list-serve and E-Newsletter on an ongoing basis and reporting to the board and membership at annual meetings.

In addition, the Chapter has a representative on the Maine Medical Association’s Legislative Committee and presents a “Legislator of the Year” Award each fall to recognize a legislator that has worked hard to advance the health care of children in the state of Maine.

See the links to the left for more information on our current state and federal advocacy efforts.

Want to make your federal and state advocacy efforts quick and easy?

For federal advocacy visit federaladvocacy.aap.org and sign-in with your AAP ID and password and you will find your Senators listed and links to easily send emails and faxes on important pediatric issues!

For state advocacy, visit the Maine Legislature’s website where you can look-up your elected officials and get their contact information.