Advocacy in Neonatology: Current Issues and Introduction to the Series
Advocacy is an increasingly important skill for neonatologists. As social factors play a greater influence on short & long-term newborn outcomes, neonatal physicians must be attentive to policy factors and work to ensure they benefit the health of both patients and the specialty. In this article, we review advocacy issues of current relevance to neonatal practice, including the "Born Alive Executive Order," the "Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act," subspecialty loan repayment and legislation related to donor human milk, as well as introduce topics further discussed as part of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Advocacy Series.
Shah, S., & Lou, L. (2023). Advocacy in Neonatology: Current Issues and Introduction to the Series. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41372-023-01615-6