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2016 Election: Join us in September for a Conversation about Child Health
Monday, September 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
This November, our nation will elect a new president, who will have the opportunity to shape and enact policies that will influence children’s lives now and for years to come. The stakes could not be higher. There are many threats to children’s health right now, from Zika to poverty to gun violence to natural disasters, but there are also many opportunities to ensure that children have what they need to thrive.
For the first time in eight years, all of us who advocate for children can help influence the transition to a new presidential administration. I am thrilled to share that next month, I will be joining a small group of child health thought leaders in Washington, DC to talk about children and the role the next administration can play in prioritizing them.
At the event, AAP will be officially unveiling a transition plan to guide the president and federal government on how to address children’s needs: Blueprint for Children: How the Next President Can Build a Foundation for a Healthy Future.
The event will be webcast live, so I encourage you to tune in from wherever you are to help kick off discussions about how the 45th president of the United States should approach child health policy. Details are as follows:
What: An interactive panel discussion hosted by the AAP and moderated by ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Richard Besser, MD, FAAP, Speaking Up for Children: A Conversation About Child Health in the Next Administration. Panelist information below.
When: Monday, Sept. 19, 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET
Where: Live-streamed on aap.org