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. 

COVID-19 Resources

DC AAP has gathered information for our members and the DC families on COVID-19 resources. Members are invited to email executivedirector@aapdc.org with questions about COVID-19.  Click the button for DCAAP’s compilation of resource materials on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccine is currently authorized for children and adolescents 5 years of age and older. Below are common questions and answers related to implementation of COVID-19 vaccine in your practice.

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Featured Resources

School Health Committee Toolkit

Toolkit Details Here

This online toolkit was created by our pediatric health care providers to provide resources and information that can be used to promote the health and well-being of children of all ages. It includes content for clinicians, parents, caregivers, teachers, and children related to mental health, COVID-19, childcare, and more.

Immigrant Child Health Toolkit

Toolkit Details Here

The Immigrant Child Health Toolkit was created by the members of the Immigrant Child Health Committee of the DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. It is intended for use by medical providers caring for recently arrived immigrant children in their practice. We hope that this toolkit will be a valuable resource both during and around a patient’s medical visit.

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Resource Guide

Toolkit Details Here

This searchable resource guide contains over 300 community mental health resources throughout the DMV. Users can apply filters specific to insurance and service type (e.g., perinatal mental health, early childhood, family supports) to generate a list of potential resources for families.

Learn About the DC Chapter

DC AAP Impact Report: Hope Starts With Us!

The D.C. Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (DC AAP) is comprised of over 450 pediatricians committed to the optimal health and development of children and adolescents of Washington, DC. DC AAP is tackling some of the greatest health inequities to Washington, DC’s children and adolescents. 

Committee Participation

The D.C. Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (DC AAP) is comprised of a number of committees including Adolescent Health, Advocacy, Breast Feeding, CATCH, Fetus/Newbor, Immigrant Health, Prevention, School Health and more.

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.

AAP DC Chapter Events

Letter to the DC Mayor

Letter to the DC Mayor

On behalf of 468 pediatricians in Washington, DC, we write you at a time of urgent need for children in the United States.

Spring Symposium

Spring Symposium

Live Event! Tuesday, May 3rd5:30-8:30 p.mPlease join us for our Spring Symposium Building Pediatrician Capacity to Address Food...

Virtual Press Conference

Virtual Press Conference

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Board Meeting

June 9, 6-8 pm

Participants learn about our current activities, chapter grant opportunities, committee report outs, and more. This is your chance to hear about the Chapter’s work and how you can make the most of your membership.

Webinar Series

Improving ADHD Care in Pediatric Settings

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

While one in thirteen Americans suffers from asthma, residents of the nation’s capital are disproportionately impacted.1 One in six residents of Washington, D.C. has asthma, and...

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...

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Get In Touch

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