COCP Mission Statement
The mission of the Council on Community Pediatrics is to promote health equity and address the social determinants of health by supporting community pediatricians in evidence-based clinical care, advocacy, education, and collaboration with families and communities.
Join the Council
All AAP members with an interest in community pediatrics are welcomed to join the COCP. View additional information on membership dues and criteria.
Join Online (log in) or call the AAP Division of Member Services at 800-433-9016.
Benefits of Membership
The work of the Council on Community Pediatrics (COCP) is not possible without a broad and diverse membership. COCP members support the AAP’s home for community pediatricians, and play an important role in advancing AAP efforts to improve the health of all children in the community, particularly the most vulnerable. Join us and get involved!
COCP members are able to participate in the following efforts:
COCP Special Interest Groups on Immigrant Child Health and Public Health: The COCP hosts two special interest groups to support members with networking and activity on these two priority issues. Special Interest Groups maintain active list-servs for member communication, help develop AAP policy, and develop educational and advocacy projects.
Educational Activities: COCP members are able to provide content expertise and participate in the development of education and practice tools and AAP policy. COCP members also receive early access to COCP education resources such as toolkits and webinars.
Leadership Opportunities: COCP members are eligible to serve on the COCP Executive Committee, and as leaders of the COCP Special Interest Groups. Members are also eligible to participate as a COCP media spokesperson, grant/abstract reviewer, and other requests for community pediatrics leaders.
Advocacy Opportunities: The COCP participates in AAP advocacy activities on a variety of issues. Members can get involved in the development of advocacy communications, and help develop resolutions for the annual AAP Leadership Forum.
Special Events: The COCP hosts special events at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition, including the COCP Community Pediatrics Awards and Poster Display. COCP members can submit poster abstracts and awards nominations.
Community Pediatrics News: COCP members receive a monthly email publication with community pediatrics funding announcements, research news, clinical information, and policy updates.
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