What is the American Academy of Pediatrics?

What You Need to Know About This Authoritative Pediatric Body

From the right food and activities for children at every age to vaccines and other pediatric health-related issues, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has guidelines that parents can follow to ensure their children are safe and healthy as they grow up. These guidelines are constantly updated based on evidence-based research to keep up with the emerging trends in pediatrics.

If you’re wondering what the American Academy of Pediatrics is, what its members do, and how it came to be, Kids Car Donations has the answers you’re looking for.


At a Glance: AAP’s Mission and History

The AAP is one of the leading pediatric authorities in the world. Its mission is “to attain optimal, physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.” The body comprises 67,000 pediatric specialists and subspecialists from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and other countries.

The AAP was founded in 1930 by 35 pediatricians in Detroit who saw the need to create a forum to address children’s needs. When it was established, the idea that children and young adults have special needs was quite new. Since then, the organization has developed and published research-based guidelines that promote the health and well-being of children of all ages.

Today, the AAP has published guidelines for a wide range of pediatric issues. Here are just some of them:

  • Autism screening
  • Car seat recommendations
  • Breastfeeding guidelines
  • Obesity
  • Circumcision
  • Screen time
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Sports and exercise
  • Genetic testing in children
  • Childhood immunizations
  • School start times
  • Asthma and RSV


Its Structure and Governance

The AAP is led by 10 board members elected yearly in their respective regions. The members also serve as chairpersons in their districts. The Executive Committee, composed of the president, president-elect, immediate past president, and executive director, is responsible for conducting AAP business.

Each state elects officers to govern each AAP district. It’s important to note that each of the organization’s chapters is individually incorporated and has its own bylaws.


Its Funding

Since AAP is a nonprofit organization, most of its funding is obtained through philanthropy. Its programs include the following:

  • Friends of Children

The Friends of Children program meets children’s needs through research and education. Through this program, the AAP Board of Directors has approved more than $500,000 worth of funding to support projects in support of the needs of pediatric patients.

  • Tomorrow’s Children Endowment

AAP’s Tomorrow’s Children Endowment program focuses on funding movements and activities that address pressing matters related to children’s health. Through this funding, the AAP can mobilize resources to ensure any pediatric health-related issues are resolved.

  • Disaster Recovery Fund

As the name implies, the Disaster Recovery Fund is dedicated to helping children and their families during disasters. The funding provides the AAP with the means to deliver hope to disaster-affected children and help pediatricians provide services to them and their families as they recover from the calamity.


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