COCP Mission Statement

The mission of the Council on Community Pediatrics is to promote health equity and address the social determinants of health by supporting community pediatricians in evidence-based clinical care, advocacy, education, and collaboration with families and communities.

Benefits of Mem​bership

The work of the Council on Community Pediatrics (COCP) is not possible without a broad and diverse membership. COCP members support the AAP’s home for community pediatricians, and play an important role in advancing AAP efforts to improve the health of all children in the community, particularly the most vulnerable. Join us and get involved!
COCP members are able to participate in the following efforts:

COCP Special Interest Groups The COCP hosts special interest groups to support members with networking and activity on the following areas of interest. The Special Interest Groups maintain an active list-servs for member communication, to help develop AAP policy, educational session, and advocacy projects.

Prevention & Public Health SIG
Rural Health SIG
Nature and Child Health
Supporting FQHC Providers

Educational Activities: COCP members are able to provide content expertise and participate in the development of education and practice tools and AAP policy. COCP members also receive early access to COCP education resources such as toolkits and webinars.

Leadership Opportunities: COCP members are eligible to serve on the COCP Executive Committee, and as leaders of COCP Special Interest Groups. Members are also eligible to participate as a COCP media spokesperson, grant/abstract reviewer, and other requests for community pediatrics leaders.

Advocacy Opportunities: The COCP participates in AAP advocacy activities on a variety of issues. Members can get involved in the development of advocacy communications, and help develop resolutions for the annual AAP Leadership Forum.

Community Pediatrics News: COCP members receive a monthly email publication with community pediatrics funding announcements, research news, clinical information, and policy updates.

Contact us with questions, ideas, or feedback here​.

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