美国小儿科学会（AAP）及其成员国儿科医生献出自己的努力和资源，以健康，安全和福祉的婴幼儿，儿童，青少年和年轻的成年人。 The AAP has approximately 67,000 members in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and many other countries. Members include pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists. More than 45,000 members are board-certified and called Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP).
该商会是由35名儿科医生谁在底特律响应需要一个独立的儿科论坛以解决儿童的需求得到满足公司成立于1930年6月。 When the AAP was established, the idea that children have special developmental and health needs was a new one. Preventive health practices now associated with child care – such as immunizations and regular health exams – were only just beginning to change the custom of treating children as “miniature adults."
该商会的使命是实现最佳的身体，心理和社会的健康和福祉的所有婴幼儿，儿童，青少年和年轻的成年人。 To accomplish this mission, the AAP shall support the professional needs of its members.
会员每年投票选举国家总统当选人。 The Executive Committee, which conducts AAP business on a daily basis, consists of the president, president-elect, immediate past president, and executive director as ex-officio member. Current Executive Committee members are:
CEO/Executive Vice President:马克德尔蒙特，J.D.
成员们还选举主席团成员为他们的章节，其中服务于各国和地区在美国和加拿大各省。 Chapters are individually incorporated, have their own bylaws, and further the aims of the national organization as well as local priorities.
该商会是美国国内税收法典的科学和教育目的组织了一个不以营利为目的伊利诺伊公司，根据第501（C）所得税（3）。 The AAP has been classified as an organization that is not a private foundation as defined in Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
其中AAP的主要活动是促进其成员的专业教育。 Continuing education courses, annual scientific meetings, seminars, publications and statements from committees, councils, and sections form the basis of a continuing postgraduate educational program.
超过30个委员会开发许多AAP的立场和方案。 Committees have interests as varied as injury and poison prevention, disabled children, sports medicine, nutrition and child health financing.
该商会目前拥有11个理事会和52段由超过41,500成员感兴趣的儿科专业领域。 This includes a section for medical students, residents and fellowship trainees with more than 10,000 members. Sections and councils present educational programs for both their members and the general membership of the AAP in order to highlight current research and practical knowledge in their respective subspecialties.
该商会发布Pediatrics,其每月的科学期刊;Pediatrics in Review，其继续教育杂志; and its membership news magazine,AAP News.它还出版等专题手册学校传染病和健康。在其public education efforts, the AAP produces patient education brochures and a series of child care bookswritten by AAP members.
The AAP executes original researchin social, economic and behavioral areas and promotes funding of research. It maintains a Washington, DC officeto ensure that children’s health needs are taken into consideration as legislation and public policy are developed. The AAP’s state advocacystaff provides assistance to chapters, promoting issues such as child safety legislation and Medicaid policies that increase access to care for low-income children.
Sources of Funding
The AAP’s activities and programsare funded through a wide variety of sources including membership dues, revenues from continuing medical education activities and publications, and unrestricted support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies. Grants and contributions support more than 200 programs each year. Individuals and organizations may donateto the Friends of Children Fundannual campaign or through major or planned gifts to the Tomorrow's Children Endowment.
For more information on the AAP, please visitwww.aap.org.