(MEDIA, PA) September 26, 2020 The American Academy of Pediatrics has chosen The Honorable Rachel Rachel Levine. MD, FAAP, Secretary of Health, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics 2020 Child Advocate Award. The award was presented to Sept. 25.
“Through her work as an adolescent medicine physician, and as Pennsylvania Health Secretary, Dr. Levine has repeatedly proven herself as a champion for children’s health. I am so proud to celebrate Dr. Levine’s accomplishments by presenting her with one of the AAP’s most prestigious awards. I know I speak for all of us at the AAP when I say that I look forward to all that is ahead for the children of Pennsylvania. Working with Dr. Levine as she continues her hard work to protect and defend children’s health is an honor.”, said Dr. Trude Haecker, President of Pennsylvania AAP.
The National Child Health Advocate Award is given out annually and recognizes the significant accomplishments of public officials and private sector advocates who have served as a voice for children in state and local government. First awarded in 1991, previous recipients have included Roy Romer (former Governor of Colorado), Howard Dean (former Governor of Vermont), Michael Moore (former Attorney General, State of Mississippi) Christine Gregoire (former Attorney General and Governor State of Washington), and William Purcell, MD, FAAP (former State Senator, State of North Carolina).
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The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.