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Child Health Advocacy and Public Policy

What is the CHAPP Pathway?

The CHAPP Pathway consists of a number of optional activities aimed at helping residents achieve goals and objectives specific to inpatient careers.

Who should consider the CHAPP Pathway?

PL 2 & PL 3 residents should consider the CHAPP Pathway if you’re interested in gaining skills related to child health advocacy and public policy. Physicians of all specialties and in all practice types can integrate the principles of advocacy and public policy into their careers. Since a pathway contains no required rotations and there is no minimum requirement for participation, residents in any track can participate in a pathway. Residents in the Leadership in Advocacy, the Underserved and Community Health Track will complete some rotations that can be counted towards the CHAPP Pathway as a part of their LAUnCH requirements; however other supplemental educational experiences are available.

What does the CHAPP Pathway have to offer?

The CHAPP Pathway has three main benefits.

Individualized CurriculumMentorshipExternal relationships
Includes options for learning objectives specific to child health advocacy and public policy and suggests a variety of methods to achieve them including rotations and other non-clinical activities. You select activities to include based on your self-identified learning needs.Pathway participants who desire a certificate (which does have a minimum level of participation) will be paired with a CHAPP Pathway faculty member to guide them in the selection of their learning activities and help them to think about how to integrate concepts learned in their future careers.Participation in the CHAPP Pathway will help the resident develop relationships with external advocates and policy experts, and give them the skills to develop additional relationships in the future.

How can I participate?

Email Pathway Director, Lee Beers, M.D., at and the Chief Residents and they’ll guide you from there.