American Academy of Pediatrics

Nevada Chapter

State - Local Advocacy

Congress had failed to extend funding for the The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) before its expiration date 9/30
Nearly 9 million children are enrolled in the program, 69,000 of which are Nevada children
Governor Sandoval is in full support of CHIP, and his office stated that there is "reserve funding" but would only last the next few months. His statement here:
AAP CHIP Advocacy Toolkit which we can use to continue to push for this issue via social media, calling, emailing, etc.

​The KIDS Act (Keeping Kids' Insurance Dependable and Secure) S.1827 (17 cosponsors including both Nevada Senators) and the HEALTHY KIDS Act (Helping Ensure Access for Little Ones, Toddlers, and Hopeful Youth by Keeping Insurance Delivery Stable)  HR 3921 (0 co-sponsors, ordered to be reported/amended) both aim to extend funding for CHIP. 

Children's Advocacy Alliance
Nevada Children's Report Card 2016

Gun Violence

AAP Gun Safety Advocacy Site, Resources Page

National Advocacy

Reach Every Mother and Child Act
This Bipartisan Senate Bill S.1730 (currently 13 cosponsors, no Nevada Senators) and House Bill HR 4022 (currently 3 cosponsors, no Nevada Senators) creates a permanent Maternal & Child Health coordinator at the US Agency for International Development
This bill would coordinate ways to help end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths.
To advocate for this bill, the Save The Children Action Network has developed this easy web template here

2018 AAP Legislative Conference
Registration for the 2018 AAP Legislative Conference is officially open! The conference will take place April 8 - 10 in Washington, DC.
Each year, the conference brings together pediatricians, residents and medical students from across the country who share a passion for child health advocacy. Participants attend skills-building workshops, hear from guest speakers, learn about policy priorities impacting children and pediatricians and go to Capitol Hill to urge Congress to support strong child health policies.
Visit for more information and how to register.

More AAP Advocacy Priorities:
More Emergency Relief for Hurricane Victims
Protection of the DACA program
Opposition of Climate and Health Deregulation, Joint Statement:
Re-authorization of the Maternal Infant and early Childhood Home Visiting Program