The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine is pleased to partner with various groups in advocating for the health and well-being of adolescents. Below is a list of advocacy and sign-on activities that SAHM has undertaken in the current year.

(View a listing of older sign-on activities:  2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011

April

Letter to Congressional Leaders in Support of TPP and PREP
SAHM joins orgnanizations at all levels to support funding of the OAH's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program(TPP) and the Administration for Children and Families' Personal Responsibility Education Program(PREP).

Comments for Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
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AHM submitted its thoughts to Ms. Amy Bassano, the acting director of the CMS, in response to their Request for Information on Pediatric Alternative Payment Model Concepts.

Support of the Oral Contraceptives Over-the Counter Working Group
The working group is focused on the potential of OTC access to OCs to reduce disparities in reproductive health care access and outcomes among low-income, poor, and young women, and to increase opportunities for all people to access a safe, effective method of contraception, free of unnecessary gatekeeping by the health care system, as part of a healthy sexual and reproductive life.

March

Letter in Support of SB 439
SAHM sent a letter to Senator Nancy Skinner, chair of the Senate Committee on Public Safety, expressing support of Senate Bill 439, which would establish a minimum age for prosecution in juvenile court jurisdiction in California.

February

Sign on Letter with the ACP
SAHM joins the American College of Physicians on a letter addressing the impact of the President’s January 27 executive order on immigration on behalf of internal medicine and IM subspecialties

SAHM Sends Letter to Congress in Support of Title X
SAHM has joined a number of organizations in sending a letter to members of Congress opposing H.J.Res. 43 and S.J.Res. 13 which would erode Title X and have negative consequences on public health. Click for the full letter.

.January

SAHM Signs Letter to Senators for Confirmation Hearing
Senators included are chairs of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the Senate Finance Committee urging vetting of HHS Secretary nominee Tom Price on vaccines and immunizations.

Advocacy Call to Action
SAHM issues a call to action to advocate against the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act. 
 

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