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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)
Identified in Meeting Minutes as Action Items
APS Council

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