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The Advocacy Training Grants support 4 pediatric faculty-resident pairs to attend the annual AAP Legislative Conference. Following the conference, pairs will collaborate with their AAP chapters to implement educational activities on child advocacy.

  • Michigan Chapter: Shaili Rajput, MD, MPH, & Margeaux Reizian, MD (University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital)
  • New York Chapter 3: Milani Patel, MD & Yonit Lax, MD (The Children's Hospital at Montefiore)
  • Ohio Chapter: Sherine Patterson-Rose, MD, MPH & Maria Rahmandar, MD (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)
  • Oregon Pediatric Society: Ellen Stevenson, MD, MPH & Amanda Burrage, MD, MPH (Oregon Health and Science University)


The purpose of the Leonard P Rome CATCH Visiting Professorship Program is to promote advocacy for children and advance the field of community pediatrics.

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center - VP Benjamin Hoffman, MD, FAAP
    Strengthening Advocacy and Developing Community Partnerships by Mapping Curricular Milestones and Entrustable Professional Activities

  • Phoenix Children's Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center - VP Judith Palfrey, MD, FAAP
    Developing a track for Our Community Advocacy Program - Collaborative Effort with Global Health

  • Texas Tech Health Science Center-El Paso - VP Anda Kuo, MD, FAAP
    Advocacy and Leadership in an Underserved Community - Border Health Track Initiative

  • University of California San Francisco at Fresno - VP Steven Federico, MD, FAAP
    Sustaining a Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy Curriculum through a Stronger Partnership with Our Local School District

  • University of Texas Southwestern Austin - VP Andrew Garner, MD, PhD, FAAP
    Toxic Stress and Early Childhood Adversity

  • Western Michigan University - VP Andrew Garner, MD, PhD, FAAP
    Childhood Adversity, Toxic Stress and Early Brain Development


Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014-2015 Healthy Active Living Grants: Supporting Healthy Families! Each AAP chapter/pediatric residency program pair will work together to build partnerships with community organizations to develop and implement sustainable strategies to engage and support parents of young children through classes and/or home visits to establish healthy eating, activity, and sleep behaviors. This cycle's partnerships are:

  • Illinois Chapter and University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
  • Louisiana Chapter and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
  • New York Chapter 2 and Nassau University Medical Center
  • New York Chapter 3 and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Texas Pediatric Society and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Partnering AAP chapters and pediatric residency programs was piloted in a 2012-2013 grant cycle. This model demonstrated the potential to train pediatric residents to actively engage with their communities while empowering chapters to work closely with training programs in their state in a sustainable way to positively impact the health of children and their families.

The 2014-2015 Healthy Active Living Grants: Supporting Healthy Families are funded by the MetLife Foundation.

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