ICAAP advocates on behalf of children and pediatricians in Illinois. We focus on issues pertaining to the health and well-being of children, such as access to medical care, Medicaid improvements for physicians and children, immunizations, school health, injury prevention, and environmental health.

If you are interested in becoming involved in advocacy, consider joining ICAAP's Committee on Governmental Affairs. This statewide committee meets several times per year via conference call to discuss pending legislation in Springfield, and plan ICAAP's policy agenda. For more information, please contact Jennie Pinkwater.

ICAAP Members in Action: Pediatric Advocacy Day 2023


REACH is an advocacy presentation developed for pediatric residents to provide an overview of advocacy at the state level. The presentation provides an update on legislation that affects children and providers and equips attendees with tools needed to become advocates for children. Although developed for residents, it is great information for anyone wanting to learn more about advocacy and is open to all ICAAP members.

Trainings are 10-11:15am CST via Zoom.

To register email Jennie Pinkwater at Please register at least one week in advance.

2024 Dates

December 18, 2023

January 8, 2024

February 5, 2024

March 4, 2024

April 8, 2024

May 13, 2024

June 3, 2024