Montana AAP members are engaged in a number of programs and activities supporting the health and well being of children and families in Montana.
Thanks so much for the amazing work by the legislative subcommittee this year! It was great for our chapter to be more involved with the legislative process. Our input is greatly valued by the legislators. Thanks especially to Dr. Lori Byron, Dr. James Feist and Dr. Sheila Idzerda for testifying in the subcommittees at Helena. Thanks to Dr. Angie Ostrowski for putting together the “on call” list for pediatricians to testify in Helena. I look forward to hearing your feedback about our legislative activity (including the frequent emails) and ideas for how we can be more effective in our advocacy efforts.
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Dear Fellow Pediatricians,
Wow! What a crazy winter in clinic! Thank goodness spring is here!
Thanks so much to all of you who have been taking action on the legislative issues that have come up this session. It has been really wonderful to have a presence in the legislature and for our voices to be heard!
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I am honored and excited to start my two-year term as president of our chapter!
Our chapter has immunization, legislative, child abuse and medical homesubcommittees. If you have an interest in any of these areas, please contact me to put you in touch with the subcommittee leaders. We will be giving periodic updates on the work of these subcommittees.
Montana now has the highest suicide rate of all the states in the country.
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I am writing this column from the District I and VIII meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. I am energized by the work that people around the country are doing. This has been a great opportunity to hear what concerns are being voiced by chapters within our district, and also by the New England Chapters.