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Participate in AAP Outpatient Pediatric Diagnostic Error QI Project

Thousands of children are harmed each year by diagnostic errors. Pediatric clinics nationwide are invited to submit a recruitment application to participate in a first of its kind quality improvement project aimed at reducing pediatric diagnostic errors related to (1) missed elevated blood pressure, (2) missed (select) actionable labs and (3) missed opportunity to diagnose adolescent depression.


We Need Your Vote! Watch for Your DC AAP Election Ballot in June

The Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is holding elections!  Please look out for the ballot in early June. We count on your vote!

This year you will be voting on the following open positions:

  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Three (3) At-Large Board Member positions
  • One (1) Nominating Committee position

The Board of Directors consists of eleven members:  President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, five At-Large members and two appointed Resident members. 


DC Day of Action: April 30, 2015 – Renew Teen Pregnancy Prevention Funding


Last year, by working together, you persuaded the City Council to pass the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Fund Establishment Act of 2014 and allocate $2 million to reducing teen pregnancy in Washington, DC. Today, the DC AAP’s Adolescent Health Working Group and DC Campaign are asking for your help to sustain this important initiative.


2015 Annual Leadership Forum Follow-up

Over  550  chapter officers, committee, council and section chairpersons, guests, and staff attended this year’s Forum, March 12-15, 2015, at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois. The voting members heard 117 resolutions covering a wide range of topics.

The reference committee hearings offered members an opportunity to voice their opinion and/or contribute valuable information.


DC Department of Behavioral Health Awards Children’s National with Contract to Implement the DC Mental Health Access in Pediatrics Project

Washington, DC – The District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health recently awarded Children’s National Health System with a contract to implement the DC Mental Health Access in Pediatrics (DC MAP) project.  DC MAP is a psychiatric consultation program that connects pediatric primary care providers to a mental health consultation team.


Your Practice’s ICD-10 Transition is in Good Hands. Yours.

It’s official: October 1, 2015 is the new ICD-10 compliance date. To help your practice with this transition, we’re excited to introduce the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new Road to 10 Program at

Developed in collaboration with small practice physicians, Road to 10 provides free and actionable tools, information, and training to support your ICD-10 journey.


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