As medicine evolves and the pediatric population in the United States has become increasingly diverse, it is crucial for the pediatric workforce to reflect the diversity of its patients. The AAP is committed to efforts that strengthen and diversify the pathway for the future pediatric workforce.

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Looking for ways to get involved? Find out how you can make a difference through the ongoing work by these sections, councils, and committees. 

Section on Minority Health, Equity, and Inclusion
The Section on Minority Healthy, Equity and Inclusion is dedicated to addressing minority health, racial/ethnic health disparities and equity and the inclusion of minority members in pediatric practice and leadership.
Committee on Pediatric Workforce
The Committee on Pediatric Workforce (COPW) focuses on informing policy makers, patients and families, and the medical community at large about the unique role played by the pediatric physician workforce.
Section on Pediatric Trainees
The Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT) strives to empower and enable pediatric trainees to be strong leaders and advocates for the health and well‐being of all children.
Section on Hospital Medicine
The Section on Hospital Medicine's (SOHM) mission is to optimize the delivery of health care to children in hospital settings.
Section on International Medical Graduates
The Section on International Medical Graduates (SOIMG) strives to optimize the skills and position of international medical graduates to improve the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Section on LGBT Health and Wellness
The Section on LGBT Health and Wellness’s (SOLGBTHW) mission is to support the health and wellness of LGBT children, parents, families, pediatricians and trainees.
Section on Early Career Physicians
The Section on Early Career Physician’s (SOECP) mission is to ensure members achieve a successful and fulfilling start to their chosen career path and build a strong foundation for their career.