American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 pediatricians committed to the health and well-being of all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.​

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About American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics is dedicated to promoting optimal health and well-being for every child as well as helping to ensure that Academy members practice the highest quality health care and experience professional satisfaction and personal well-being.

The Academy achieves this mission through provision of consistently high levels of value to member pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and surgical specialists, trusted advice to children and families, and professional development opportunities for pediatric leadership. Indeed, as a mission-driven membership-based organization, enhancing child health is at the heart of the Academy's work. Its strengths include a strong emphasis on policy, advocacy, and education; serving as a public face for children's health and the profession; and a mission-driven culture. These services are driven by the Academy's core values and commitments as an organization.

American Academy of Pediatric's work on NCDs

The American Academy of Pediatrics advocates for NCD prevention and improved policies and programs for children living with NCDs through participation in a variety of coalitions including the NCD Roundtable, Taskforce on Women and NCDs, and the Global Mental Health Action Network. Through these groups, the Academy works to raise awareness around NCDs and increase engagement of the U.S. government on NCDs to further prioritize them within the global health agenda.

The Academy also regularly publishes policy on care and guidelines for practitioners who treat children with NCDs. The Academy’s programmatic activities focus on NCDs in children and adolescents with a specific focus on mental health. Additionally, the Academy’s work in early child development, addresses child development in children and adolescents living with NCDs.



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