More Recent Policy Statements
View policy statements, clinical reports, technical reports recently released by the AAP.
This new clinical report addresses the use of low-carbohydrate diets in children and adolescents with — or at risk for — diabetes. The report includes background on dietary patterns and reviews evidence associated with low-carbohydrate diets. It also provides carbohydrate recommendations and practical information for counseling families.
September 18, 2023
This updated clinical report reviews hearing assessment beyond the newborn period and provides guidance for providers of pediatric primary care on the assessment and care of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
August 28, 2023
This new policy statement tackles the need to make child health financing more reflective to the changing landscape of overall health care and reinforces the AAP's belief that all children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. from birth through the age of 26 years should have affordable access to high-quality comprehensive health care.
August 28, 2023
This updated policy statement renounces corporal punishment as a school practice and gives evidence to support the recommendation that adults use healthy forms of discipline, such as positive reinforcement of appropriate behaviors, setting limits, redirecting and offering future expectations to children.
August 21, 2023
This new policy statement and accompanying technical report highlight strategies, resources and recommendations for improving emergency care delivery for pediatric mental and behavioral health.
August 16, 2023
This updated policy statement reviews current evidence and policies on organ donation, transplantation, ongoing follow-up, and ethical issues surrounding organ donation. The goal of this policy statement is to enhance the comfort and knowledge of pediatric health care professionals when caring for children undergoing this process as either a donor or recipient.
July 24, 2023
Despite an overall decline in pedestrian deaths over the past 30 years, child pedestrian deaths have risen 11% since 2013, affecting more children ages 10-14 and teens ages 15-19 with Black, American Indian and Hispanic youth at higher risk. This policy statement and accompanying technical report calls for communities to adopt and promote policies, programs and legislation that result in a safer environment for pedestrians.
June 30, 2023
This updated clinical report provides guidance to pediatricians on how best to support and advocate for IPV survivors and their children.
June 20, 2023
This new policy statement and accompanying clinical and technical reports, include recommendations to protect children from the direct and indirect harms of tobacco and nicotine use.
April 17, 2023