Rosemary Hunter, MD
Chair (2022-2024) Vanderbilt University
Kira Sieplinga, MD
Vice Chair (2022-2024) Spectrum Health/Michigan State University/Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
The Community Health and Advocacy Training Learning Community is open to program directors, associate program directors, chief residents, coordinators and other educational leaders seeking to share ideas and resources with the goal of strengthening community health and advocacy education in their programs.
The LC aims to foster collaboration among leaders in community health and advocacy education within pediatric residency and fellowship programs. The LC serves as a forum to disseminate peer-reviewed educational tools and curricula among programs to increase the visibility of educational work in community health and advocacy.
Through the LC, participants discuss curricular strategies and innovations that they have implemented in their own programs and work together to address common curricular and educational challenges. The LC engages both new and existing members by providing a setting for community health and advocacy educators (who may not have previously attended APPD) to discuss their work.
Community Health and Advocacy Training LC leaders will continue their ongoing collaborations with the Community Pediatrics Training Initiative section of the AAP, as well other pediatric advocacy training networks.