113. Advocate for Kids!: #PutKids1st

Advocacy can take many forms, from speaking out publicly to organizing groups to writing letters to elected officials. Whatever the form, advocacy is an important way to bring attention to issues and make change. And although anyone can be an advocate, there’s definitely an art to being an “Effective Advocate”. Today, Dr. Gaggino talks with Dr. Pam Shaw who has perfected the art of advocacy. Among the many hats that Dr. Pam Shaw wears, (i.e., Professor of Pediatrics, Assistant Dean for Clinical Sciences, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Services, President of the Kansas Chapter of the AAP– just to name a few), her passion to make things better for all children has no boundaries.  Listen in to not only Dr. Shaw’s personal journey, but also about her work in Washington, D.C. on behalf of all children everywhere.

 

[00:33 -12:46] Opening Segment

  • Dr. Gaggino introduces us to Dr. Pam Shaw
  • What drives Dr. Shaw’s passion to be an AAP Advocate on the national level?  
  • What does an AAP Advocate actually do?
  • For children’s issues, you need lots of organizations working together

[12:47- 25:03]  Bipartisan Concerns

  • Good opportunity to start with AAP
  • Politics are affecting the doctor/patient relationship
  • Learning opportunities are created when local chapters share successes as well failures with each other
  • In order to make an impact, VOTE!!

[25:04 -41:20]  Emphasis On Pediatrician’s Needs

  • Safety
  • Training
  • Vaccine Funding
  • Mental Health parity
  • Payment for Services
  • Coding review

 

 

[41:21 -45:13] How Can Pediatricians Up Their Game?

  • Join your local chapter of AAP
  • Sign up to be a key contact for AAP
  • VOTE! (And encourage family and friends to vote as well)
 

[45:14 – 50:40]  Closing segment Takeaway

 

You can reach Dr. Pam Shaw

Facebook: Pam Shaw | Facebook

Instagram:  @pkshaw

Twitter: @Pkshaw1

Links to resources mentioned on the show

 

HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration)

 

COSGA (Committee for State Government Affairs)

 

American Association of Pediatrics

“67​,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults”

 

Get a non-partisan Vote-ER badge and sign-up families to vote –

 

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AAP Advocacy email

[email protected] aap.org/stateadvocacy

 

Federal Advocacy email

[email protected] aap.org/en/advocacy

 

AAP Media Relations email

aap.org/en/news-room/general-media-mailboxaap.org/en/news-room

 

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Key quotes for Twitter:

“ I can take care of their health, but if they’re actually going to thrive, I have to advocate for them to be involved in programs that I know work…Pam Shaw

“In the DNA of a pediatrician….. Is advocacy”..  Pam Shaw

 

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