Legislative Activities

The legislature convened for the second session of the 112th General Assembly on January 12, 2022.

We anticipate a busy session for TNAAP and, one likely to be complicated yet again by the COVID-19 pandemic. TNAAP will monitor hundreds of pieces of legislation and remain active in discussions with legislators on numerous matters important to child health and pediatricians.  Watch for legislative communications and the TNAAP e-newsletter The TNAAP Brief for updates.

Register Now for our annual TNAAP Day on the Hill March 2, 2022!


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. This year the conference is being held virtually March 20-22. 

Download conference sponsorship application now! - Applications are due by Feburary 1, 2022


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

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 2, 2022

We invite members to join us for a virtual day of advocacy in 2022.

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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