Family Engagement


​Family Engagement at the AAP: ​History and Policy​​

Information about the AAP FamilY Partnerships Network, how to join, activities and the executive committee. ​


Family members have been engaged, often informally, in AAP initiatives over many, many years. 

  • Early initiatives included participation with the Committee for Children with Disabilities

  • 1999: Family Voices Liaison named to Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Health Care Needs Project Advisory Committee

  • 2007: Parent Advisory Group (PAG) established under the AAP Section on Home Care

  • 2011: Resolution passed that the Academy develop and implement a strategy to expand the opportunity for parent (family) input and participation in AAP activities and programs

  • May 2014: AAP Board of Directors formally recognizes the PAG, across the Academy, for family involvement initiatives.

  • October 2014: PAG renamed FamilY Partnerships Network (FPN) Executive Committee. Larger FamilY Partnerships Network launched​


The AAP has several policy statements that speak to its commitment to family professional partnerships: 

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