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Prevention and Public Health Special Interest Group


The AAP Public Health Special Interest Group (SIG) promotes public health approaches to improve child health, and encourages collaborations between pediatricians and public health professionals. The SIG provides a network for pediatricians to share strategies that integrate clinical medicine and public health. The SIG is jointly managed by the AAP Section on Epidemiology, Public Health, and Evidence and the AAP Council on Community Pediatrics.

SIG members can participate in AAP education and advocacy activities, and receive regular information about issues at the intersection of public health and medicine.The SIG maintains an active online listserv for members to communicate, and hosts annual meetings at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition.

How To Join

AAP members with an interest in public health approaches to child health are encouraged to join the SIG membership. Email with your name and AAP ID number, to become a member.
Webinar Series

The SIG hosts a quarterly webinar series focused on children’s public health issues, and opportunities for collaboration between pediatricians and public health professionals.

​Improving Children’s Health through the Interaction of Pediatricians and Public Health  
Speakers: Gerri Mattson, MD, MSPH, FAAP,  Ricky Choi, MD, MPH, FAAP, David Tayloe, MD, FAAP

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Racism and Its Impact on Children’s Health Co-hosted by the American Public Health Association

Speakers: Roy Wade Jr, MD, PhD, MPH, Ashaunta T Anderson MD, MPH, MSHS, FAAP

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Building Effective Partnerships Between Pediatrics and Public Health: Lessons Learned from the Practical Playbook and the AAP 

Speakers: Phyllis Agran, MD, FAAP,  Roderick K. King, MD, MPH, FAAP

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Do you have an idea for a webinar about pediatrics and public health? Propose an idea for the SIG!  Review these instructions and complete this form.