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Become a Member

​​​​You are part of the definitive voice on healthcare and policy development for children. The AAP is the strongest, most effective advocate for children’s health, and the most comprehensive resource for networking, education and breaking news for pediatric professionals.

AAP Members:

Engage in Lifelong Learning and Quality Improvement

  • Identify and eliminate practice gaps and satisfy MOC Part 4 requirements with AAP EQIPP quality improvement courses
  • Improve practice efficiency and patient care through valuable Practice Support resources online
  • Save money with member discounts on CME products including the National Conference and Exhibition, PREP® the Curriculum, PREP® Subspecialty Programs, online CME courses and more

Make Compelling Connections

  • Serve on national committees and hold leadership positions* that advise on initiatives relevant to your area of expertise
  • Engage in scholarly pursuits through faculty appointments, research, and opportunities to lead policy development and review guidelines as they are developed
  • Distinguish yourself as a pediatric expert with the FAAP designation*
  • Access 62,000 pediatric colleagues with the membership directory

Make A Difference

  • Act on federal legislation impacting children and the practice of pediatrics as a Key Contact
  • Improve the quality and value of care and outcomes for children through the Quality Improvement
  • Innovation Networks (QUIIN)
  • Impact your profession and the direction of the AAP by running for office* and voting in national AAP
  • elections.

Use Members-Only Perks

  • Stay current with the latest in pediatrics and infectious diseases with Red Book® OnlinePediatrics (the most-cited journal in the field of pediatrics), AAP NewseBreaking News and AAP OnCall
  • Access members-only content throughout aap.orgli>
  • Save money by using shop.aap.org to quickly find and purchase discounted AAP products,
  • subscriptions, and meetings
  • Promote your practice through a listing in Find a Pediatrician on healthychildren.orgli>
  • Take advantage of discounts on insurance, credit cards, office supplies, website development,pediatric purchasing programs and more

*Only an option for Fellows

New Members Can Join Today

Need to reactivate your membership? Call 866-843-2271​ (Monday through Friday​​, 8:00 - 5:30 pm CST)

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Did you know?

To help pediatricians transition to electronic health record (EHR) systems, the Child Health Informatics Center (CHIC) is working to raise awareness about the successful adoption and use of EHR systems and provide assistance, support and tools for AAP members to adopt and use EHRs. One tool is the recently launched CHIC Web site, www.aap.org/chic, which centralizes all AAP health information technology resources.


How Can You Get Involved?

Once you join the AAP, there are many ways to get involved and derive the most value from your membership while pursuing the interests that are important to you! Committees, Councils and Sections provide a venue for members with a common area of interest to get involved in advocacy, education, leadership and research. Joining your state chapter can be a great way to get involved in grassroots child health initiatives at the community level. Finding a way to connect and find a "home" within the AAP can provide immeasurable benefits to you both personally and professionally.