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Become a Member of the DC AAP Advocacy Committee


The DC AAP Advocacy Committee is seeking chapter members to become involved in the chapter’s advocacy efforts. As child health providers, pediatricians are excellent advocates for kids. Our DC AAP Advocacy team includes medical students, residents, fellows, and attending physicians – all with varying levels of advocacy experience. The only requirement is a passion about making a difference in the lives of children and improving child health outcomes in our community.


Join Fellow DC AAP Members & Local Pediatric Dentists for a Collaborative Happy Hour on Improving Oral Health in DC (Nov. 17th)


We invite you to join a 2-part conversation on Thursday, November 17th  on the importance of oral health collaboration!

First, the Campaign for Dental Health will be hosting a webinar at 12pm EST entitled “Oral Health Disparities as a Social Justice Issue: The Why and How of Partnering to Tackle Them.”

They will examine why oral health disparities are a social justice issue and how to identify community stakeholders and engage them in building oral health equity coalitions.


Upcoming Webinar: Oral Health Disparities as a Social Justice Issue: The Why and How of Partnering to Tackle Them


The effects of oral health disparities aren’t experienced just in the mouth. They impact the person, the family, and the community and result from broad social and economic inequities.

Involving the people who are most impacted by oral health inequities – communities of color, people with low incomes, those with limited English proficiency – is critical to achieving sustainable change, but it can be challenging.


New AAP #VoteKids Campaign Video Features DC AAP Pediatrician Leaders


Check out the new AAP video featuring our very own DC chapter pediatrician leaders urging those who care for children to vote this November. Watch the video here and share it using #VoteKids. To learn more about the AAP #VoteKids campaign go to While children do not have a vote, through you, they have a voice.


WE NEED YOUR INPUT! – Brief Survey on Pediatric Toxic Stress Screening – DEADLINE: FRIDAY, November 11th!


DC AAP needs your help! As part of our chapter’s strategic plan, we are working to help pediatricians identify and address the adverse childhood experiences/toxic stress/trauma experienced by many children and families in DC. We need input from you in order to design effective programs to improve the health and well-being of DC kids.


Academy Creates Blueprint To Guide Next U.S. President On Children’s Health Matters

blueprint-for-our-childrenby Melissa Jenco · News Content Editor ( | September 20, 2016

From poverty to education, the Academy has created a roadmap designed to guide the next U.S. president on issues that will impact children’s health and well-being.

AAP leaders and other experts gathered Monday to discuss the plan Blueprint for Children: How the Next President Can Build a Foundation for a Healthy Future.


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