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Advocacy for Academic Pediatrics Committee

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About APS Advocacy for Academic Pediatrics Committee & Terms of Reference
Date Established November 2011 Reports To
APS Council
Terms of Office
Three (3) Years, with a Maximum of Two Consecutive Terms
Meeting Frequency
Biannually or Quarterly, as needed
Meeting Duration
One Hour (more as needed)
Quorum
N/A
Decisions
Identified in Meeting Minutes as Action Items
Evaluation
APS Council

Mandate
Advance child health through scholarship and advocacy for the profession of academic pediatrics.

Functions & Responsibilities

  • Establish and charge and APS Advocacy Committee to advance the Core Values and priorities of APS
  • Establish priorities for approval by Council
  • Strengthen linkage of APS Advocacy Committee to the Council and to the Pediatric Policy Council (PPC)
  • Align priorities to available advocacy resources through AAP Department of Federal Affairs Washington Office
  • Establish concrete outcomes and timelines for tracking and accountability
  • Launch communications and media relations plan to promote advocacy agenda to internal and external audiences and engage members in advancing priorities
  • Develop an Advocacy "Focus Page" for website with monthly updates
  • Develop with the Communication Committee a clear, value-added advocacy communication process going forward

Committee Members & Terms
  • The Chair is appointed by Council and serves a three year term, with future terms at the discretion of Council and a one-time maximum re-appointment
  • Committee Members are appointed for three-year terms, with a one-time maximum re-appointment. Terms will be staggered to ensure institutional memory

Chair

Members