Advocating for Children Together

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We’re excited to announce the third annual Advocating for Children Together Conference – a collaborative effort between pediatricians across the Bay Area organized by California Chapter 1, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAPCA1).

This year we will be bringing you a series of workshops on media training, legislative lobbying, resolution writing for the Annual Leadership Forum, and much more! 

Join us in learning from advocacy extraordinaires as we come together to better serve the children and families from the Bay to the borders and beyond!

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Join us for our third workshop on Resolution Writing for the Annual Leadership Forum on February 9. Register below!

Meet our speaker


John Takayama, MD, MPH, District IX CFMC Representative, is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco and directs a clinic for children with special needs. He is particularly interested in patient-physician communication, child advocacy and community collaboration, and health care transition for youth with special healthcare needs. He is the pediatric education lead for the UCSF Center of Excellence for Primary Care project on practice transformation. He has conducted research on screening for postpartum depression; and has co-written the chapter on Depression in The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 8th Ed. He serves on the Executive Committee of the AAP Section on Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics and is currently President of the Northern California Chapter. He recommends international travel with family as an excellent way to escape work and appreciate new perspectives.

Keynote speakers will discuss topics such as structural racism, health inequity, and educational access during the time of COVID-19.

 Learn about the importance of civic health and your role in influencing public policies that address health inequities in our community 

These sessions will be a time for hands-on skill building in areas of interest

There will a dedicated time to network and meet one of our wonderful mentors in an area of interest 





Previous ACT 2021 Workshops
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