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The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics 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 Academy shall support the professional needs of its members.
The AAP promotes child health through continuing professional education, advocacy, research, and publications. One of the most important activities of the members of the AAP, in addition to providing the highest standard of healthcare for children, is to ensure that all children have access to healthcare.
Founded in 1930, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to optimal pediatric healthcare. The AAP has 62,000 members in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Members include pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists. More than 47,000 AAP members are board-certified.
Children & Youth, Health & Disease