The Wisdom, the Will, and the Wallet: Leadership on Behalf of Kids and Families

  • Tina L. Cheng
    Address correspondence to Tina L. Cheng, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 200 N Wolfe Street, Suite 2055, Baltimore, Maryland 21287.
    Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md
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      It has been a genuine pleasure to serve as the president of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA). The APA plays a critical leadership role in setting the agendas that shape clinical care, education, research, and advocacy on behalf of kids and families. Today, I wanted to reflect on leadership lessons I have learned and relate them to the challenges we face to improve the health and well-being of children and families. I refer to these challenges as “the wisdom,” “the will,” and “the wallet.”
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