Current Advocacy Efforts

To get involved and learn more:

For federal advocacy visit 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.

The Maine Children's Alliance provides a bill tracker so you can look up bills of interest by topic!

We rely on chapter members to get involved by providing written and verbal testimony on current legislation, and leading efforts on specific initiatives such as increasing awareness around gun safety, promoting vaccinations, and implementing new child health policies and recommendations from the National AAP.

Current Topics in the Legislature:

  • Healthcare coverage for children
  • Mental health support and education
  • Awareness of dangers surrounding e-cigarettes
  • Suicide prevention
  • Awareness around lead poisoning
  • Improving Maine’s response to childhood trauma
  • Addressing needs of children with mental and intellectual disabilities
  • Improving services for families affected by substance abuse
  • Meeting needs of youth in foster care
  • Reducing youth cancer