Legislative Activities

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!

Get Involved

Contact Ruth.Allen@tnaap.org to find out how you can become a part of the TNAAP advocacy team.

TNAAP Day on the Hill

March 23, 2021 9-12

We invite members to join us for a virtual day of advocacy in 2021.

The day includes a general overview of the legislative process, a discussion of current proposed legislation, individual and group meetings with legislators and leadership.

This is your chance to get involved and speak out on behalf of children and pediatricians. Whether you are new to the process or a "seasoned veteran", your participation helps us make a solid impact with Tennessee legislators.

Click here to register!


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