The APA advocates and shapes policy recommendations for the health and well-being of all children, especially those most vulnerable.

Lead by APA’s Public Policy and Advocacy Committee Chair, the APA advocates for children and shapes policy through the following strategic partnerships:

  • Pediatric Policy Council
  • Federation of Pediatric Organizations
  • International Pediatric Association

Pediatric Policy Council

The Pediatric Policy Council (PPC) is the combined legislative advocacy efforts of the Academic Pediatric Association, American Academy of Pediatrics the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs, the American Pediatric Society and the Society for Pediatric Research. The PPC’s publishes a monthly newsletter highlights advocacy and policy updates from Washington, DC.

Federation of Pediatric Organizations

The Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO) promotes optimal health for children by building on the efforts, expertise, and relationships of its member organizations to accomplish shared goals. FOPO’s focus for 2019-2020 is to ensure all kids get counted in the 2020 Census!

International Pediatric Association

The International Pediatric Association (IPA) works with pediatricians and other partners who are leaders in promoting physical, mental and social health for all children, to realize the highest standards of health for newborns, children, and adolescents in all countries of the world.