Iowa-AAP 2018 Policy Agenda

Iowa-AAP 2018 Policy Agenda

In its 2018 Policy Agenda,the Iowa Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics  urges Iowa policymakers to act in five areas to ensure the healthy physical and mental development of children:

 

Children’s Mental Health: Create a comprehensive children’s mental health system with greater access to crisis services and enhanced early intervention and prevention efforts

 

Child Health: Ensure children’s access to health care, support EPSDT, reduce the incidence of childhood obesity, and limit youth access to tobacco

 

Child Safety: Reduce childhood injuries and accidental deaths by supporting the Poison Control Center, limiting risks from firearms, and reducing school sports concussions

 

Childhood Trauma: Support Iowa’s Child Protection Centers, expand medical services for traumatized children, and increase physician involvement in child protection services

 

Childhood Immunization: Improve Iowa immunization rates through ready access to childhood vaccines, education about their safety and effectiveness, and strengthened school vaccination policies

 

The Iowa-AAP will have a consistent presence at the Capitol to support this agenda. If you would like to receive updates on its activities, contact its lobbyist at steve@scottadvconsult.com.

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