Objectives

1. Advocacy Education

  • Provide didactics focused on key topics in advocacy
  • Create a shared library of related medical literature, toolkits, and other resources.

2. Advocacy Scholarship

  • Mentor residents in literature review, project development and implementation.
  • Encourage development of scholarly work for submission to local, regional and national conferences and academic journals.

3. Community Service

  • Expose residents to local resources related to needs of vulnerable children.
  • Support residents to form partnerships with community agencies for advocacy initiatives.

4. Community Leadership Development

  • Leadership Development training to include:
    • One on one conversations
    • How to run effective meetings
    • How to identify issues in the community that are meaningful to the community
    • How to cut and issue to create a winnable project or campaign

5. System Change

  • Train residents in legislative advocacy and the role pediatricians’ play.
  • Model successful coalition building and legislative advocacy at the state and federal level.
  • Mentor residents to understand broader systems affecting child health.
  • Establish mentoring relationships oriented toward leadership development
  • Provide leadership training for residents in the Advocacy track.
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