The 112 Session of the TN General Assembly began January 12, 2021.
This legislative session has been busy for TNAAP and, of course, complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. TNAAP is monitoring hundreds of pieces of legislation and is active in discussions with legislators on numerous matters important to child health and pediatricians. These include opposing the concept of full practice authority for nurse practitioners and physician assistants, lobbying against anti-vaccination legislation, weighing in on youth sports and much more.
Advocacy Education Series
TNAAP hosted four virtual advocacy sessions during 2020. We partnered with our lobbying firm, Schmidt Government Solutions, and the family advocacy organization, The Tennessee Justice Center, to address important topics of interest.
The four Tennessee residency programs participated along with other TNAAP members!
Missed a Session? View Recordings Here
Session 1: Intro to the Series, AAP Early Career Resources & Learning to Become an Effective Advocate - Click Here to Watch
Session 2: Understanding Health Disparities, COVID Mental Health and COVID Immunizations - Click Here to Watch
Session 3: Current Legislative Issues and Day on the Hill Prep - Click Here to Watch
Session 4: Mitigating Barriers for Families and Children's Access to Health Insurance - Click Here Watch
AAP Legislative Conference Sponsorship
Annually TNAAP sponsors Tennessee Residents and Early Career Physicians (defined as first 10 years of practice) to attend the AAP Advocacy Conference. Check back in January for specific details on the 2022 conference.
Click here for more information and to apply!
Contact Ruth.Allen@tnaap.org to find out how you can become a part of the TNAAP advocacy team.