Pediatric Advocacy Program

Stanford Advocacy Track (StAT)

StAT Program Summary

StAT Medical Director: Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH
StAT Program Director:
Janine Bishop, MPH

StAT Community Faculty: Elizabeth Baca, MD, MPA
StAT Community Faculty:
Anisha Patel, MD, MPH



Community engagement

Conducting needs assessments

Asset mapping

Grant writing

IRB submission


Writing abstracts

Presenting at national meetings

Manuscript submission





2012 - Liz Barnert
2011 - Aimee Grace
2010 - Meg Itoh
2009 - John Peoples
2008 - Arti Desai
2007 - Maria Mosquera
2006 - Heather Iezza
2005 - Anisha Patel
2004 - Joyce Javier
2003 - Arash Anoshiravani



The StAT program provides residents with specialized advocacy traning and the opportunity to develop individual advocacy projects.

Program Goal:
To promote child health and reduce child health disparities though engagement in community-based or legislative advocacy projects in collaboration with local, state and/or national partners.

Program Objectives:

Community Engagement: Gain knowledge and skills in effective community engagement, applying the principles
of community-based participatory research (CBPR) to develop strong collaborations and meet community identified needs.

Program Planning and Evaluation: Acquire expertise in
the development and execution of a sound program plan (assessment, implementation, evaluation), which may result in systems and policy change.

Research: Develop strong skills in community-based research, using qualitative and quantitative research strategies to conduct needs assessments and evaluate intervention programs.

Funding: Submit a grant for funding. **See our lists of previously funded resident projects!

Dissemination: Disseminate findings locally in collaboration with community partners, and nationally
at academic pediatrics and public health conferences.

StAT Projects:

The advocacy faculty work with residents individually to identify a community partner/organization with whom to work and establish a collaborative partnership. The project focus is designed to meet community partner needs and resident interests. Throughout the course of the project, residents will acquire a variety of advocacy skills that can be applied to future community and academic endeavors. For more information see StAT Timeline and list of Current/Past StAT Projects

StAT Lite:

Residents may elect to do a StAT Lite project. This project allows residents to have more flexibility to participate in StAT, while also exploring other interests that require elective time (i.e. international rotation, subspecialty oriented electives, etc.). These projects can be conducted at any time during residency. Like StAT participants, StAT Lite residents receive the same support and guidance from the StAT program team to develop, implement, and evaluate their projects. Examples of past StAT Lite projects include: 1) Oral health day, 2) Eating disorders presentation, 3) Palliative care curriculum.

StAT Rotation:

The StAT rotation is a specialized month-long rotation at LPCH designed to provide pediatric advocacy residents with a foundation in child advocacy and health disparities. The StAT rotation includes the below StAT foundation tutorials, advocacy and career development sessions, and protected time to work on individual advocacy projects. A StAT rotation highlight is the trip to Sacramento to learn about legislative advocacy through the American Academy of Pediatrics. For more information see StAT Rotation Overview.

StAT Application: For LPCH/Stanford Residents only
If you are a LPCH/Stanford interested in applying to the StAT Program, please review the following information and complete StAT application.

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Interested in Advocacy Training at LPCH?

Please contact our program staff for more information

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