A State Child Health Policy Agenda 2021
Priorities and recommendations to foster child health and well-being, achieve health equity, eliminate health disparities, optimize lifespan outcomes, strengthen families, support our communities, and enhance the position of Nevada as a leading state for children.
The Nevada AAP surveyed chapter members in order to create the PDF above. Nevada AAP Executive Director Leann McAllister highlights advocacy priorities in this video created for the Strong Start for Children video collection created for Children's Week at the Nevada Legislature, March 8-12, 2021.
Pediatrics is different than adult medicine.
In a world where a child’s zip code is a greater predictor of health outcomes than a child’s genetic code, the Nevada AAP sees no greater advocacy issue than assuring that every child in Nevada has access to a medical home.
Pediatric Subspecialty Shortages: A Threat To Kid's Health
Pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists care for children with special health care needs. Since physicians in many pediatric subspecialties are in short supply, children and families face challenges in accessing timely health care. Pediatric subspecialty shortages mean traveling long distances to get care, waiting weeks or months to get an appointment with a subspecialist, going without care altogether, or getting care from providers with less specific training.