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AAP State Chapters
AAP chapters are organized groups of pediatricians and other healthcare professionals working to achieve AAP goals in their communities. There are 59 chapters in the United States and seven chapters in Canada.

American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)
The AACPDM is a multidisciplinary scientific society devoted to the study of cerebral palsy and other childhood onset disabilities, to promoting professional education for the treatment and management of these conditions, and to improving the quality of life for people with these disabilities.

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
The AAPM&R serves its member physicians by advancing the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation, promoting excellence in physiatric practice, and advocating on public policy issues related to disability.

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionCenters for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
CDC has remained at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats. CDC is globally recognized for conducting research and investigations and for its action-oriented approach. CDC applies research and findings to improve people’s daily lives and responds to health emergencies.

Family Voices
Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Through a national network, Family Voices provide families with tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families, and serve as a trusted resource on health care.
  • Family to Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs)
    F2F HICs provide health care information to families that is family friendly and culturally sensitive, in order to help them make good health care decisions. They are run by experienced parents and supported by private and public funds. Family Voices has helped many of their volunteer network members, all of them parents, develop F2FHIC's around the country. By 2009, all states and the District of Columbia should have FOA funded F2F HICs.
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
The MCHB seeks a nation where there is equal access for all to quality health care in a supportive, culturally competent, family and community setting. The Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health programs promote and improve the health of our Nation's mothers, infants, children, and adolescents, including low-income families, those with diverse racial and ethnic heritages, and those living in rural or isolated areas without access to care.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)
The CDC's NCBDDD promotes the health of babies, children, and adults, and enhances the potential for full, productive living. Work of the NCBDDD includes identifying the causes of and preventing birth defects and developmental disabilities, helping children to develop and reach their full potential, and promoting health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities.

AAP Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SODBP) is aimed at professionals interested in child development and behavior, especially in the medical setting. The site has recently increased its  focus on primary care development and behavior, especially early identification and screening. is closely affiliated with SODBP.

AAP Section on Neurology
The AAP Section on Neurology is dedicated to improving the care of infants, children, and adolescents by providing an educational forum for the discussion of problems and treatments related to neurologic problems in children.