Advocacy Training SIG
The Advocacy Training SIG is composed of trainees (students, residents, and fellows) as well as faculty mentors interested in the development of training curricula and programs that promote advocacy education as a core component of pediatric professionalism.
The Advocacy Training SIG supports community outreach, health promotion, and health policy activity as an integral part of medical training and ongoing career advocacy for social change.
- To support the development of pediatricians who are able to identify the needs of their communities
- To facilitate exchange of ideas between educators and trainees in best practices in advocacy education
- To maintain the presence of advocacy in professional development at academic training centers and for community pediatricians
- Workshop development and support at the PAS Annual meeting
- SIG meeting with support for trainee research and program planning
- Themed meetings with expert discussants
- Trainee plenary presentations and poster session
- Support for CPTI programs
- Dissemination of best practices advocacy curricula and innovation
Advocacy Training SIG at PAS 2012!
Sunday April 29 from 12 - 3 PM.
Dr. Alice Kuo, Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and in the Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, to review the recently completed HRSA-funded project of incorporating a public health curriculum into pediatric residency training programs.
A panel discussion by three of the institutions that implemented this curriculum will complement her talk focusing on lessons learned, approaches to integrating the curriculum within each individual institution and successful strategies. Questions from the audience will be encouraged, with the hopes of stimulating similar endeavors.
Oral presentations of two trainee advocacy projects or research in advocacy, and a poster session featuring other trainees! pediatric health related community projects or public policy initiatives will follow.
Welcome to the Advocacy Training SIG from the new co-chairs!
In addition to Jen Walthall, who has graciously stayed on to mentor the two new co-chairs, the AT SIG co-chairs are Marny Dunlap and Marjorie Rosenthal.
Marny Dunlap, is an associate professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine. She currently serves as the Advocacy Program Director. She is the medical director for the OU Latino Clinic. Marny is involved in numerous community activities including serving on the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Board. She also serves as the medical director for Reach Out and Read Oklahoma.
Marjorie Rosenthal, is in the department of pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine. She teaches community-based participatory research to post-doc fellows in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, precepts pediatric residents conducting group well child care, and partners with community organizations with missions ranging from improving access to high quality family child care to preventing violence among urban youth.
The Advocacy-Training SIG is sponsoring a call for abstracts for presentation during the SIG meeting at PAS 2014 in Vancouver. The mission of the SIG is to support community outreach, health promotion, and health policy activities as an integral part of medical training and ongoing career advocacy for social change. As such, for PAS 2014, we seek APA-member mentored projects from students, residents and fellows in topics including advocacy-related educational initiatives, community projects and public policy initiatives addressing pediatric health or health care. We will consider descriptive work, projects in process, and resident projects that have received funding (i.e. CATCH grants or local institutions) for implementation.
Any trainee wishing to submit an abstract for consideration should complete the ONLINE PAS ABSTRACT FORM, due November 14, 2013. Near the completion of submission, there is an opportunity to designate if you would like your abstract to be considered for a SIG meeting. There, from the drop-down menu, you may select Advocacy Training. If your abstract is not selected for the main PAS meeting, it will then be sent to us for review for our SIG meeting. Abstracts will be peer reviewed. Invitations for a platform presentation and a moderated poster session at the SIG meeting will be sent in mid-February 2014.
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Jennifer DH Walthall
Current SIG Co-Chairs:
Marianne Dunlap, MD
1200 N. Phillips Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 271-4407
Marjorie Rosenthal, MD
269 West Rock Ave
New Haven, CT 06515
Phone: (203) 785-6377
Jennifer Walthall, MD
8701 Lepart Court
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Phone: (319) 228-0940