Advocacy

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

Our Board, with the input of the Chapter Membership is charged with developing a legislative agenda and coordinating with other child health advocacy organizations to advance this agenda in the legislature. We keep members appraised of and alerted to important issues using the Chapter’s list-serve and E-Newsletter.

We work closely with the Maine Medical Association’s legal counsel and have a seat on the Legislative Committee. We present an annual “Legislator of the Year” Award to recognize a legislator who has excelled at advancing the health care of children in Maine. In 2019, we have added a 'Legislative Advocate of the Year' award.

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.