District of Columbia Chapter American academy of pediatrics

Dedicated To The Health Of All Children

The DC Chapter of AAP is dedicated to promoting the optimal health and development of children and adolescents of Washington, D.C. in partnership with their families and communities, and to support the pediatricians who care for them.

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DC AAP Fall Dinner & Symposium  |  Strategies to Combat Racism on Child Health
November 21  |  Catholic University

The program will equip providers and community members with strategies to combat the effects of racism on child and adolescent health. Attendees will work with pediatricians to identify strategies to implement AAP policy recommendations.

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Data & Decisions: The Impact of Public Policy Lecture Series
The Threat of the Undercount of Young Children: Why Counting Children in the 2020 US Census Matters?

November 12  |  8-9 am  |  Children’s National Hospital’s Auditorium

This series will feature leading academics and experts who can demonstrate how we can better inform public policy decisions through advocacy. The lectures will provide a unique opportunity to connect with leaders in research, advocacy, public policy, and data. Young children are missed in the Census more than any other age group and the impact can be devastating to communities.  In fact, the 2010 Census undercounted more than 10% of all children under age 5 in the U.S. Presenter: Dr. William O’Hare, a national census expert for the Count All Kids Committee.

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Featured Resources

Immigrant Child Health Toolkit

The Immigrant Child Health Toolkit was created by the members of the Immigrant Child Health Committee of the DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. It is intended for use by medical providers caring for recently arrived immigrant children in their practice. We hope that this toolkit will be a valuable resource both during and around a patient’s medical visit.

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DC AAP Impact Report

DC AAP is comprised of 450+ pediatricians committed to the optimal health and development of children and adolescents of Washington, DC. DC AAP is tackling some of the greatest health inequities to Washington, DC’s children and adolescents. Our approach is to design early interventions, connections families to services, and to advocate policy for needed systems change. In everyday practice, pediatricians experience the first hand health, social, and emotions challenges for their patients. DC AAP becomes the connector to develop solutions for healthier outcomes. In all, members are mindful that Hope Starts With Us!

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Pediatrician: Vote as if young lives depend on you

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel By Shannon Brockman, New Voices columnist With the general election quickly approaching on Nov. 8, the time has come to make sure that your voice is heard. As a pediatrician, I plan to use my voice and my vote to ensure that the needs of our...

DC AAP’s Dr. Ankoor Shah Publishes Zika Article in The Hill

SOURCE: The Hill on August 16, 2016, by Dr. Ankoor Y. Shah In Pediatrics, prevention is everything. I spend my days giving vaccines to prevent Measles, urging healthy eating habits to prevent obesity, and counseling about smart contraceptive management to prevent teen...

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American Academy of Pediatrics
District of Columbia Chapter

P.O. Box 4521
Washington, D.C. 20017

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