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Congratulations to the 2016 Advocacy Award Winners!

Wee Chua, MD, FAAP
Sheryl Yanger, MD, FAAP

Advocacy Action Advice from AAP to all SOEM Members

How to Engage Attendees after the AAP Legislative Conference Advocacy Action Plan & Pledge

Senator Daniel Inouye & Cal Sia Advocacy Awards
Application Form
Deadline: December 31st

The SOEM Advocacy Scholarships were renamed in 2014 to honor the historically significant contributions of
Senator Daniel Inouye and Dr Calvin C.J. Sia to Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC). In 1983, they
collaborated to author legislation that created the federal EMSC program in 1984. The AAP issued a press
statement mourning the loss of Senator Inouye in December 2012 and thanking him for his leadership on behalf
of children.

Two $1,000 awards will be made to support SOEM member attendance at the AAP Legislative Conference,
April 12-14, 2015, in Washington, DC. Current SOEM membership is required.

The awards are intended to help defray travel costs and conference registration. The advance registration fee
for AAP members is $575 and will be deducted from the $1000 awards for this purpose. Since conference
attendance is limited, space has already been reserved for the SOEM advocacy award recipients. The purpose
of the awards, funded by SOEM since 2004, is to foster advocacy for Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the
care of children -- an ongoing objective of the SOEM strategic plan. Feedback from past award recipients has
been very positive.

These reports may be viewed below. In addition, awardees are expected to:

  • provide a written report summarizing their perspectives on the conference, for posting to the
    SOEM website

  • join the AAP Federal Advocacy Action Network (free)

  • serve as a key SOEM contact with the AAP Department of Federal Affairs (free)

Applications will be reviewed by the SOEM Executive Committee.


Advocacy Scholarship Winners and Reports




Join the
AAP Federal Advocacy
Action Network



You must be an AAP member to join the
Federal Advocacy Action Network.

E-mail to become a Key Contact.

Key Contacts are AAP members who have expressed an interest in federal advocacy and receive regular e-mail
communications from the Department of Federal Affairs with legislative updates and specific requests for

Visit the Federal Affairs area of the AAP Member Center.


Advocacy Initiatives


Let's Celebrate
National EMSC Day & National EMS Week
May 2016

FACE Poverty
AAP Advocacy Campaign
A campaign to empower pediatricians-in training to address poverty at the community, state and federal levels

The Emergency Department and the Hunger Vital Sign, Daniel B Park, MD


Advocacy Links




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