HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY PROJECT:
Below are some specific websites that might be useful in researching your topic and preparing your presentation. The list is by no means exhaustive. Please feel free to let us know if you find additional websites that should be included here. SESSION 1: Introduction to Legislative Advocacy
Helpful resources with links to “Training Pediatricians to be Successful Advocates” and “10 tips for Child Advocates” http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org/training/Topics.html#advocacy
See link to Introductory PowerPoint Presentation on Community Pediatrics Website
SESSION 1: Choosing a Project Topic AAP State Legislation Report 2006 (with issues to watch in 2007): http://www.aap.org/advocacy/statelegrpt.pdf
Includes information on following topics: Booster Seats, Childhood Obesity Prevention, Firearms and Children, Graduated Driver’s Licensing, Immunization, Challenges, Insurance Mandates for Childhood Immunizations, Medical Liability, Reform, Safety Helmets, Tobacco Prevention
Child Health Issues for the AAP’s 110th Congress (2007-2008): http://www.aap.org/advocacy/washing/chi97.htm
Includes information on following topics: Immunizations, Drug Safety and Devices, Disaster Preparedness "Campaign for Healthy Children"
from AAP; summarizes 4 major issues on which advocacy efforts are being focused SESSION 3-4: Researching Current Legislation and Advocacy Efforts
Use the following links as research tools to find bills on the state and national levels relevant to your topic.
Allows you to search for bills introduced in the current Congressional session. You can use it to search by keyword, Member of Congress, or bill number. State Government:
New York State Legislation Search:
http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menuf.cgi New York State Senate and Assembly: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/ils/legislature/legis.html AAP District II Current Legislative Issues:
http://capwiz.com/nycac/issues/bills/ "Action Alerts" from AAP for our district which summarizes recently passed state legislation
II: Researching Recent Stories In the News http://www.aap.org/advocacy/washing/wnews.htm http://www.kaisernetwork.org --provides four daily online reports, summaries of news stories with links to the original articles and a fully searchable archive (can search for specific topic).
Daily State Government News:
Click on various links and search for specific topic Citizen’s Committee for Children of New York Press Room: http://www.cccnewyork.org/reporters.html Center For Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Press Release Page:
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/media/ SESSION 3-5: Some Useful Links for Engaging Others in Advocacy: AAP District II Action Center: http://capwiz.com/nycac/home/ Families USA Action Center:
http://www.familiesusa.org/resources/action-center/ Families USA Story Bank: http://familiesusa.org/tell-us-your-story.html Citizen’s Committee for Children of New York “Take Action for Children:” http://action.voiceshub.org/ccc/home.html Link from AAP to other child advocacy organizations: http://www.aap.org/advocacy/sgalinks.htm
**Note: Please feel free to email Violet Moss (CHONY Center for Child Advocacy) at vim9041@NYP.ORG with questions while researching your presentation.