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The Resolution Process

     It is very important that members of the Academy realize that policy changes regarding the recommended care of children and for membership concerns are made through the process of resolution submission, and to know how to do this.  The purpose of a resolution is to provide a formal mechanism whereby the members of the Academy can provide input regarding Academy policies and activities.  You will find the following links to be helpful (you may have to log in to the Members Only Channel):

  • Guidelines for Submitting Resolutions -  Using this PDF document will help organize your ideas and clarify the intent of your resolution.  This year's deadline for the 2012 ALF is December 1, 2011.

  • Previous resolutions - All resolutions that have been written in the past 12 years are now available through the Members Only Channel of the AAP web site. This search site will help you to determine whether or not a resolution dealing with this subject is necessary.  It is also helpful to review AAP Policy Statements which may already address your concerns.

     The Annual Leadership Forum provides the process for committees, councils, sections (represented by their chairpersons or their duly authorized representative who must be an Academy Fellow), Chapter presidents and vice presidents to advise the AAP Board of Directors on issues of importance from the AAP membership.  The Annual Leadership Forum serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors, providing a primary communication link between the grassroots and the policymaking bodies of the Academy.   

Resolutions from District II
for the 2012 Annual Leadership Forum
(Posted 9/11/11)

  • Unified Membership of National and Chapter Dues (Marc Lashley, District II)

  • Who Covers When the Insurance Company Web Site is Inaccurate (Richard Ancona, District II)

  • Advocacy Against Bundling (Richard Ancona, District II)

Resolutions from District II
from the 2011 Annual Leadership Forum
(Posted 4/7/11)
District II submitted four of this year's Top Ten Resolutions

  • American Academy of Pediatrics Membership (NY2, District II)

  • Lifetime Certification Listing on the American Board of Pediatrics Web Site (NY2, District II)

  • Partnership with Parent Groups (Jack Levine, MD, District II)

  • Insurance Coverage for Newly Recommended Services (Jack Levine, MD, District II)

  • Obesity Epidemic (Richard Ancona, MD, District II) - Top Ten

  • Affordable Health Care (Richard Ancona, MD, Chapter 2)

  • Advocacy and Resources for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination in Boys (SoMSRFT and Abraham Jelin, MD, Chapter 2, District II)

  • Excluding coverage of Sugar Sweetened Beverages by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps) (Sheila Palevsky, MD, MPH, District II) - Top Ten

  • Feasibility and Practicality of AAP Recommendations of Children's Healthcare (Herschel Lessin, MD, SOAPM, District II)

  • Managing Costs and Impacts of AAP Recommendations for Children's Healthcare (William Zurhellen, MD, SOAPM, District II) - Top Ten

  • Burden to Pediatricians of Requirement for Prescriptions for Flexible Spending Accounts - Top Ten

  • Focus on Transition from Pre-Adolescence to Adolescence

  • Oversight of American Academy of Pediatrics' Consumer Materials

  • Burden to Pediatricians of Requirement for Prescriptions for Flexible Spending Accounts

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