The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics joined leadership from every AAP Chapter in the U.S. on Capitol Hill on Feb. 28 to speak to elected officials about children’s health coverage. William Cotton, MD, FAAP, a Columbus pediatrician and the Ohio AAP Advocacy Chair Liaison, and Colleen Kraft, MD, FAAP, a Cincinnati pediatrician and AAP President-Elect, traveled to Washington D.C. for the advocacy day.
One of the Academy’s advocacy priorities is ensuring children have access to the high-quality, affordable health care that meets their unique needs. The Academy is currently working at the state and federal levels to support the Affordable Care Act (ACA), keep Medicaid strong and renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
AAP has partnered with the Georgetown University Policy Institute Center for Children and Families, the National Academy for State Health Policy, and the Children’s Hospital Association to create state-by-state fact sheets on children’s health coverage. Each fact sheet highlights how each of these programs support and improve children’s health.
Please consider sharing Ohio’s fact sheet on social media with the hashtag #KeepKidsCovered. You may also like, retweet or share the Ohio AAP’s social media messages.