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Deployment and Military Medical Home Resources

Military Pediatricians and Youth Serving Professionals working to attain optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all military dependent infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Families in the uniformed services often face challenges with regards to deployment situations.  This page provides pediatricians, both military and civilian, and other care providers with tools to address these needs.

What Can Pediatricians Do to Support Children of Military Families? 

Understand the Military Youth Culture
Screen for Deployment Stress in Youth
Provide Resources
Pediatricians and Other Care Providers

Families

Recognize and Respond


Learn about the history and workgroup here.

Additional Related Resources:

  • AAP Section on Uniformed Services, founded in 1959, is dedicated to educating physicians on topics in pediatrics unique to the uniformed services, to providing a forum for pediatricians in the military and the Public Health Service, and to playing an advocate role on behalf of eligible pediatric beneficiaries and uniformed services pediatricians. 
  • AAP Uniformed Services Chapter East supports all of the military physicians and families in the United States east of the Mississippi River. There are more than 200 members in Chapter East, including pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, pediatric residents, medical students, and chapter affiliates. 
  • AAP Uniformed Services Chapter West supports all of the military physicians and families in the United States west of the Mississippi to Alaska and Asia. There are over 250 members in Chapter West, including pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, pediatric residents, medical students and chapter affiliates.
If you have questions or comments about the resources provided, please contact jburke@aap.org.

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