Advocacy Overview

 TNAAP members meeting with Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey during 2016 Day on the Hill

The Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics advocates on behalf of children and pediatricians in Tennessee. Our work focuses on issues pertaining to the health and well-being of children, such as access to medical care, Medicaid improvements for physicians and children, school health, injury prevention, and environmental health.

These are activities are primarily funded through membership and we need you! Join TNAAP now and help us advocate to Tennessee Children and Pediatricians!!

Speak out on behalf of the pediatricians, children and families of Tennessee!

We need your help! Please join us for our "Days on the Hill" in the spring of each year. If you have a particular interest in advocacy, contact us about others ways you can help.

I had an eye opening experience with TNAAP at their Day on the Hill, where I was able to meet with various legislators and advocate for the support of several bills. I enjoyed getting involved and getting a glimpse behind the scenes in Nashville. I would have never had this opportunity without the benefit of working with the TNAAP.

Jason Yaun, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center