Announcing a New Immigrant Health Toolkit Website

After an extensive review by the chapter’s Immigrant Health Workgroup, a new website has been created with updated information for pediatric patients and families.

Committee Chair Positions Open

Membership and Communications Chair Committee positions are open. Advance your career and be a part of the Georgia AAP.

2023 Symposium Recap

Learn more about our latest symposium exploring the root causes of violence and innovative approaches to build resilience in communities.

The DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dedicated to the Health of All Children

The DC Chapter of AAP is dedicated to promoting the optimal health and development of children and adolescents of Washington, D.C. in partnership with their families and communities, and to support the pediatricians who care for them.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Statement on Racism

As health care providers dedicated to promoting the health and wellness of pediatric populations and pediatricians in the District of Columbia, the DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics understands the direct impact of systemic racism on the communities in which we serve. 

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Diversity Equity and Inclusion Statement on Racism

As health care providers dedicated to promoting the health and wellness of pediatric populations and pediatricians in the District of Columbia, the DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics understands the direct impact of systemic racism on the communities in which we serve. As healthcare providers dedicated to promoting the health and wellness of the pediatric population in the District of Columbia, the DC AAP is committed to advancing the care of ALL children. We understand that we cannot accomplish this goal without tackling systemic racism and the many forms it shows up in the lives of the children for which we care.

DC AAP aims to foster an environment that supports people of all races, ethnicities, and cultures. The chapter aims to support systems that enable equitable access to resources so that our patients and members can thrive. DC AAP also endorses professional workshops and continuing learning opportunities that highlight programs that are diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Through advocacy, education, and support, we will strive to create a more equitable world for our patients. We will advocate locally and nationally to improve policies to ensure all our children have equal access to healthcare. We will educate our patients and our community to ensure we are delivering high quality equitable care through programs that are diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Resources & Recent Events

Lunchtime Nutrition Webinar

Lunchtime Nutrition Webinar

Building Nutrition Equity in the First 1000 Days – Strategies for Infant & Early Child Feeding within Households…

Referrals to DC WIC

Referrals to DC WIC

A new solution for referring patients/families through Findhelp, an online web application connected to the hospital’s electronic health record.

Fall Symposium 2023

Fall Symposium 2023

Exploring the root causes of violence and innovative approaches to build resilience in communities.

Asthma Summit

The Asthma Summit is a annual summit joint that is an educational collaboration between Children’s National Hospital/IMPACT DC and The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Services. As part of the Clinical Public Health program, the Summit focuses on how future clinicians can help eliminate childhood Asthma in Washington, DC.  As part of the experience, students work in groups to develop Clinical Public Health proposals with prevention strategies that address childhood asthma prevalence, attacks, and/or treatment, one of which is an Op-Ed. These Op-Eds are scored by our IMPACT team and the top 3 are published in the DC AAP’s newsletter.

Asthma Summit Op-Ed

Asthma Summit Op-Ed

A Breath of Fresh Air: Utilizing Community Health Advocates and Student Educators to Combat the Asthma Epidemic in Southeast Washington, DC Schools…

Asthma Summit Op-Ed Team

Asthma Summit Op-Ed Team

Improving Childhood Asthma and Strengthening Community Development in Southeast D.C. The RAISE (Reducing Asthma In SouthEast) InitiativeTeam 17: Caroline Bereuter, Sophia Cordes, Sophie...

Asthma – Mindful Breathing

Asthma – Mindful Breathing

Mindful Breathing for Kids: Conquering Asthma in Washington D.C. One Stress-Free Breath at a TimeWritten By: Anthara G nanakumar, Sasha Narain, Helina Sirak, Lauren Sullivan, and Lola...

D.C. Asthma Camp Proposal: Camp Lil’ Wheezy

Play hard, breathe easy: A Coach’s Guide to Asthma

Mobile Health Care to Fight the Asthma Epidemic

Rewriting Asthma’s Story in Washington D.C.

Landlord Accountability is a Public Health Issue

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American Academy of Pediatrics
District of Columbia Chapter

P.O. Box 4521
Washington, D.C. 20017

For general inquiries and information,
please email DC AAP at executivedirector@aapdc.org