Advocacy Training SIG


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SIG definition:

The Advocacy Training SIG is composed of trainees (students, residents, and fellows) as well as faculty mentors interested in the development of training curricula and programs that promote advocacy education as a core component of pediatric professionalism.



Mission

The Advocacy Training SIG supports community outreach, health promotion, and health policy activity as an integral part of medical training and ongoing career advocacy for social change.



Goals

  • To support the development of pediatricians who are able to identify the needs of their communities
  • To facilitate exchange of ideas between educators and trainees in best practices in advocacy education
  • To maintain the presence of advocacy in professional development at academic training centers and for community pediatricians


Activities

  • Workshop development and support at the PAS Annual meeting
  • SIG meeting with support for trainee research and program planning
    • Themed meetings with expert discussants
    • Trainee plenary presentations and poster session
  • Support for CPTI programs
  • Dissemination of best practices advocacy curricula and innovation


Annaul Report

Co-chairs: Sara Bode, Leora Mogilner, Michelle Barnes

SIG purpose/mission:
The Advocacy Training SIG is composed of faculty members as well as trainees (students, residents, and fellows) interested in the development of training curricula and programs that promote advocacy education as a core component of pediatric skills and education.
The Advocacy Training SIG supports community outreach, health promotion, and health policy activity as an integral part of medical training and ongoing career advocacy for social change.

Current SIG goals:

  1. To support the development of pediatricians who are able to identify the needs of their communities and use their skills to partner with the community for improved pediatric health.
  2. To facilitate exchange of ideas between educators and trainees in best practices in advocacy education.
  3. To maintain and advance the presence of advocacy training in core pediatric education at academic training centers and for community pediatricians.

Annual summary:
The advocacy training SIG had another successful session at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting. This past year we combined with the Environmental Health SIG to present a novel look at Environmental Advocacy as a platform for advocacy action for our pediatric trainees and faculty.
We heard from a variety of nationally recognized skilled environmental advocates in their areas of expertise.
Keynote speakers included:

  • Ruth Etzel, MD, PhD, FAAP, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Child Health Protection
  • Mark Miller, MD, MPH Co-Director, Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at University of California San Francisco; Director, Children's Environment Health Program, California Environmental Protection Agency
  • Robert Gould, MD, Director, Health Professional Outreach and Education at Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, University of California San Francisco, Past-President Physicians for Social Responsibility

The last half of our session, per our usual format, highlighted outstanding trainee advocacy projects. We were excited to review several excellent poster presentations as well as offer a platform for three oral presentations given by pediatric residents, fellows, and medical students on their advocacy efforts. Dr. Yonit Lak, Dr. Amruta Bamanikar, and George Ru, MS4, were awarded a $100 Honorarium for their oral presentations and advocacy efforts.

We also welcomed two new Advocacy Training SIG chairs, Dr. Leora Mogilner and Dr. Michelle Barnes. We are excited to continue our mission of supporting advocacy training by promoting networking amongst faculty nationally, continuing the sharing of novel advocacy training curriculum, and recognizing our trainees advocacy efforts at next year's PAS. We are excited to see everyone again next year!

Other groups (other SIGs and other groups not in the APA) that work in your area of interest:
The AAP Community Pediatric Training Initiative (CPTI)



April 2017 Newsletter Article

We are excited to announce an upcoming collaborative meeting with our Advocacy Training SIG and our Environmental Health SIG at this year's PAS meeting! We have an expert panel of experts focusing on our advocacy efforts in environmental health including:

Ruth Etzel, MD, PhD, FAAP, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Child Health Protection

Mark Miller, MD, MPH Co-Director, Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at University of California San Francisco; Director, Children's Environment Health Program, California Environmental Protection Agency

Robert Gould, MD, Director, Health Professional Outreach and Education at Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, University of California San Francisco, Past-President Physicians for Social Responsibility

As usual we will also highlight our trainees amazing work in advocacy including oral and poster presentations! Come join your colleagues and see the amazing work we are doing to advocate for child health in our communities and get a chance to network with like-minded individuals!

Advocacy Training SIG Co-Chairs
Sara Bode, Marny Dunlap, Margi Rosenthal, and Nancy Kelly

Environmental Health SIG Co-Chairs
Marissa Hauptman, Mamta Fuloria, Abby Fleisch

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:


Michelle Barnes, MD
840 S. Wood St
Chicago, IL 60612-7324
Phone: (312) 996-1125
mbarnes@uic.edu

Sara Bode, MD
1919 E. Thomas
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 820-7701
sarakilmurry@hotmail.com

Leora Mogilner, MD
188 East 78th St, Apt 22B
New York, NY 10075
Phone: (212) 452-4804
Leora.Mogilner@mountsinai.org


 

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