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Congratulations to the 2017 Advocacy Awardees!
Christian Pulcini, MD, MEd, MPH, FAAP
Jerri Rose, MD, FAAP

Senator Daniel Inouye & Cal Sia Advocacy Awards
Application Form
Deadline: January 15th

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 led to the creation of the federal EMSC program in 1984. Two $1,000 awards are provided annually to support SOEM member attendance at the AAP Legislative Conference. The awards are intended to support travel and conference registration. Applicants must be current SOEM members.

Two $1,000 awards will be made to support SOEM member attendance at the AAP Legislative Conference, April 23-25, 2017, 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 $600 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:

  • Submit a brief report following the conference, which will be posted to the SOEM website and published in the Section newsletter.

  • Serve as a resource on advocacy issues to the SOEM Executive Committee.

  • Serve as a referee for subsequent Advocacy Scholarship applications.

  • Serve as an AAP Legislative Conference mentor for subsequent Advocacy Scholarship Awardees.

  • Enroll in the AAP Key Contact Program (paying special attention to those alerts pertaining to the interests of the Section and forwarding them to the full Section via the SOEM listserv as relevant).

  • Stay in touch with the congressional staff met at the conference.

  • Train colleagues in advocacy.

  • Work with your state AAP chapter to advance PEM advocacy.

  • Find ways to use the media and social media to advocate.

  • Complete an advocacy action plan.

See Advocacy Scholarship Awardee Responsibilities

Applications will be reviewed by the SOEM Executive Committee
with input from past award recipients.

Advocacy Action Advice from AAP to all SOEM Members

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

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



AAP Washington Report Academic and Subspecialty Advocacy 2016


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