The Immigrant Health Special Interest Group (SIG) focuses on advancing pediatric practice and advocacy to support immigrant child health. The SIG provides a network of support and communication for pediatricians who serve immigrant children in small communities, rural areas, and metropolitan cities.
Immigrant Health SIG Goals
- The Council on Community Pediatrics Immigrant Health Special Interest Group has developed a new resource toolkit related to the medical and legal needs of immigrant children and their families. The online toolkit addresses common questions related to immigrant child health.
- Immigrant Health Policy Statement published in Pediatrics
Providing Care for Immigrant, Migrant, and Border Children focuses on practice strategies to support diverse immigrant children. Recommendations promote improved access to health care and protection from trauma for immigrant children. View Policy Statement and View article in AAP News.
- SIG supports child health advocacy in immigration reform
Led by the Immigrant Health SIG, the AAP has developed new principles to protect the health and well being of children in any immigration reform. View the principles and additional resources about the AAP's federal advocacy on immigration reform.
- AAP News highlights SIG members state level advocacy
SIG members Dr. Julia Koehler and Dr. Arturo Gonzalez are highlighted for their education and advocacy work for immigrant children. View article
How To Join
Develop and disseminate strategies, tools, and resources to support pediatricians who care for immigrant children.
Provide timely immigrant child health data and policy information.
Identify and advocate for policies that support the health and well being of immigrant children.
Develop a network of communication and support for practicing pediatricians who care for immigrant children.
Current members of the Council on Community Pediatrics can join the SIG at no additional cost. E-mail COCP Staff
to join the Immigrant Health SIG.
To become a Council on Community Pediatrics member, email the COCP Staff
or visit the COCP membership page