American Academy of Pediatrics Five-Year Strategic Plan
Learn more about the AAP five-year strategic plan designed to prepare our organization for the future. The plan addresses environmental realities and plays on our strengths to outline what we must do to achieve our mission, advance our Agenda for Children and remain the nation’s leading organization for child health.
Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Academy Today
At a significant time of transition and transformation in the pediatric care landscape and the broader health care context, it is important that the Academy clearly define and hone its future direction. In this context, the Academy finds itself at a strategic inflection point in which it must articulate its full value to members and stakeholders in order to achieve its mission.
A strategic planning data gathering process helped clarify key trends shaping the future of pediatric health care and the imperative for the Academy to respond. This strategic plan is developed to be forward-looking with these trends in mind:
Increasing racial and ethnic diversity of patient population
Increasing need for pediatric behavioral and mental healthcare
Evolution towards team-based care
Evolution towards value-based payment models
The need for pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and surgical specialists to function in an evolving array of health delivery systems
Demographic changes within the profession of pediatrics
Evolving concerns and focus of pediatricians, pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists, especially around the social and environmental determinants of health
Enhanced use of technology by both patients / families and health care providers
Given the significance of these trends on the pediatric and broader health care landscape, the Academy is seeking to strengthen its role and mission in order to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Five-Year Strategic Plan
In recent years, the Academy's strategic planning processes have focused on creating annual child health priorities, encapsulated in the Agenda for Children.
For the present strategic planning process, the board purposefully took a different approach – focusing on how the Academy as an organization will remain strong, healthy and vibrant over a five-year time frame. It is important to know that this five-year strategic plan does not supplant the Agenda for Children, and the Academy will continue to create a focus on specific child health prioirities.
Five-Year Goals and Objectives