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American Academy Of Pediatrics Inc

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Address:

141 Northwest Point Blvd Elk Grove Village IL 60007 USA

Mission:

The mission of the aap is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. To accomplish this mission, the aap shall support the professional needs of its members.

Programs:

Scholarly journals - the aap publishes the premier scientific medical journal in pediatric medicine, as well as several other periodicals designed to help pediatricians and allied health professionals continue their education to provide the highest quality care to infants, children and adolescents. Pediatrics circulation 69,791aap news circulation 66,937prep circulation 37,185grand rounds circulation 16,574neo reviews circulation 3,993hospital pediatrics circulation 2,514

marketing & publications - the aap develops, markets, designs and publishes over 500 books, manuals, brochures and other medical publications for use by parents, healthcare professionals and other interested parties on the topics of child and adolescent health.

child health & wellness - the department provides staff support and technical assistance to national committees, sections, councils, task forces, and work groups that develop policy statements, clinical and technical reports, and other resource materials related to child health and wellness. Several of the current and prior aap strategic priorities fall within the dochw: early brain and child development, foster care, medical home, epigenetics, bright futures, head start, obesity, mental health, and disaster preparedness.

life support - the aap offers a specialized course that focuses on the resuscitation of newborns so that pediatricians and other allied/emergency healthcare professionals can more effectively serve newborns. Public education - the aap disseminates information to schools and the general public regarding advances in preventative healthcare, in such areas as control of disease, disability, environmental hazards, accident prevention, nutrition, mental and emotional disease and child abuse and neglect. Community, chapter & state affairs - the department works to foster pediatrician involvement in their communities, develop and sustain strong chapters and districts, and influence state level policy related to child health and pediatric practice. Membership - the aap is a professional membership organization of 64,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Cme - the aap offers continuing medical education for pediatric health care professionals to develop, maintain and increase their knowledge and skills in pediatric medicine. Education administration - support area for the educational activities of the aap. National meetings - the aap hosts educational conferences that offer the foremost updates on pediatric treatment and research. Research - the aap develops condition-specific health-related quality of life measures for children and their families. The aap also has established a practice-based research network to improve the health of children by conducting collaborative research with over 1,700 practitioner members. Pediatric practice - the department provides support to the aap committees, councils, and sections that focus on practice, socioeconomic, quality improvement, medico-legal, and health technology issues, including an actuarial analysis of pediatric medical costs. Subspecialty pediatrics - the department provides staff support and technical assistance to national committees, sections, resource materials related to pediatric subspecialties and surgical specialties. The department provides oversight task forces, and work groups that develop policy statements, clinical and technical reports, and other resource materials related to pediatric subspecialties and surgical specialties. The department provides oversight of subspecialty initiatives related to quality improvement and practice. They also oversee subspecialty initiatives relating to quality improvement.

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(847) 434-7925
www.aap.org

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