The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is your professional home for all your career needs. As you transition from residency to fellowship or to practice, look to the AAP and your 67,000 pediatric colleagues for practice-related information, mentoring, networking, Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and Continuing Medical Education (CME). We’re here to help you be the best doctor you can be for kids.

Members support child health through advocacy efforts

The AAP has been involved for decades in advocacy efforts to address several child health issues including gun violence, immunizations, injury prevention, Medicaid coverage, and more. From engaging pediatrician members to share videos about why Medicaid matters to their patients to inundating Capitol Hill with advocacy outreach from pediatricians, the AAP has made a difference for children at the federal and state level. Since children don’t have a voice, the AAP is there to speak for their best interests.

Visit our Federal Advocacy area for the latest information and resources on AAP federal policy priorities. Become a Key Contact to receive important assignments, timely federal updates, and information on upcoming events related to federal advocacy. Email to sign up today.

Visit our State Advocacy area (login required) to access state advocacy resources on specific state issues effecting many of our states/chapters.


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