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October 3, 2018

Subspecialty Day of Action on Tuesday, October 9

The American Academy of Pediatrics will lead a Subspecialty Day of Action on Tuesday, October 9. This virtual Day of Action will give pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists across the country the opportunity to speak up for their specialties and the children they care for. By coming together on October 9, we will be able to speak with a unified voice on critical pediatric workforce shortages relevant to all pediatric subspecialties. There is a unique opportunity in the Senate to advance an important pediatric workforce priority that will help to address critical shortages of pediatric subspecialists. Congress is currently working to renew the Title VII Health Professions programs administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and there is an opportunity to reauthorize funding for loan repayment for pediatric subspecialists through that process. The AAP hopes to mobilize a large number of pediatric subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists to inform their senators about the important care provided by subspecialists and encourage them to support a reauthorization of loan repayment for pediatric subspecialists. This important program would ensure that pediatric subspecialists who treat children most in need are able to access loan repayment. This toolkit is designed to provide you with the information and resources you need to join the Day of Action on October 9. We encourage you to prepare, customize with information specific to your subspecialty or surgical specialty, and spread the word to others who would like to join us in this effort. We need every voice coming together to urge the Senate to support loan repayment for pediatric subspecialists. Thank you in advance for your help and we very much looking forward to speaking with one unified voice on October 9!

https://downloads.aap.org/DOFA/Subspecialty%20Day%20Advocacy%20Toolkit%20October%202018.pdf