About DC AAP
DC AAP is one of many state and local chapters of the National American Academy of Pediatrics. For further information on the national organization, please visit the following websites:
National AAP website
The American Academy of Pediatrics is a national organization comprising 60,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being of all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The National AAP fulfills its mission by providing policy and clinical guidance on pediatric preventive health care, conducting advocacy for accessible and comprehensive health care for children, implementing community-based activities, and conducting research programs to improve health care delivery for children. The National AAP also issues publications and provides education to its members as well as to the public.
Federal Affairs website
The national American Academy of Pediatrics’ Federal Affairs Department- located in Washington, DC- advocates for key children’s health issues by lobbying Congress, raising public awareness, and building coalitions with like-minded organizations. The Department of Federal Affairs works to raise the profile of children’s health issues on the national policy agenda. The Department trains AAP members in federal advocacy and regularly enlists the expertise of pediatricians to testify at congressional hearings for child health issues.
Healthychildren.org is maintained by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The website is a trusted online resource for parents on a wide range of issues. Parents and caregivers can find information pertaining to the specific stages of a child’s development, from prenatal to young adult. Also available is information on topics like nutrition, oral health, immunizations, foster care, medical conditions, and preventable diseases, among many others. The website also hosts an Ask the Pediatrician tool, a pediatrician finder, and provides immunization schedules.