Welcome to the official site of the American Academy of Pediatrics—an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Academy chapters and districts are organized groups of pediatricians and other health care professionals working to achieve AAP goals in their communities.
There are 59 chapters in the United States and 7 chapters in Canada. The US chapters generally are drawn along state lines, but two states with large populations (New York and California) constitute more than one chapter.
The Academy is divided into ten Districts organized by geographic area. The districting of the Academy may be evaluated at any time at the discretion of the Board of Directors and shall be evaluated no less than once before the turn of each decade by a committee appointed by the Board of Directors.