At the 2003 National Conference & Exhibition (NCE) in New Orleans (Nov. 1-5), the AAP Public Relations staff will be working in the press room to field media inquiries, oversee briefings and discuss with members how they can contribute to the Academy’s positive media profile. The Academy also is offering members who attend the NCE an opportunity to be heard on their local radio stations. For more information on the Hometown Radio project, contact Gina Steiner at (800) 433-9016, ext. 7972.

AAP policy statements on obesity prevention and drowning are published in the August Pediatrics. If you receive calls from media outlets regarding these statements and need help responding, contact the AAP PR office at (800) 433-9016, ext. 7877.

The Academy is sponsoring the Covering Kids and Families Back to School campaign to raise awareness about the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medicaid. The July 31 national launch...

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