Quality Improvement

Quality Improvement

AAP Vision for Quality
The American Academy of Pediatrics is committed to helping its members provide optimal care for all children. Quality improvement is an integral component to assuring that every child gets the right care every time.

The organization’s vision for quality links clinical policy development, an activity that provides a central member benefit and drives education and policy endeavors to a robust dissemination and implementation process to assure all pediatricians have access to appropriate point of care tools. Our quality priorities focus on the following:

  • Ensuring sound clinical policy and guidelines
  • Dissemination and implementation of clinical policy recommendations at the point of care through quality improvement networks, education and development of tools and resources
  • Promoting primary care quality measures for practice and payment
  • Expanding Maintenance of Certification Parts 2 and 4 opportunities

The Academy defines quality improvement (QI) projects as activities intended to evaluate an existing practice and apply methods to improve it based on existing knowledge.