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.

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February


Letter to U.S. Secretary of Education
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Society for Adolescent Health (SAHM) and Medicine submitted a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to share concern about the recommendation in the Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety to rescind the existing Title IV guidance on school disciplinary actions. 

Title VII Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment (PSLRP)
SAHM joined several organizations in support of Title VII Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment (PSLRP) that would provide pediatric subspecialists $35,000 in loan repayment per year for up to three years in exchange for serving in an underserved area. 


January


Letter to U.S. Secretary of Education
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) submitted a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in response to the proposed rule, “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance” (Proposed Rule), which would make changes to the requirements on academic institutions under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.   

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