DC AAP Impact Report: Hope Starts With Us!
The D.C. Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (DC AAP) is comprised of over 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 via solutions for healthier outcomes. Through the chapter’s collective expertise, pediatricians become the experts at the table for children’s issues. This year, the chapter had to dig deeper to be the voice for immigrant children, gun violence, and the reduction in resources addressing children’s health, poverty, and housing security. In all, members are mindful that Hope Starts With Us!