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This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding reliable references. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (July 2009) American Academy of Pediatrics Motto Dedicated to the Health of All Children Formation 1930 Type professional association Headquarters Elk Grove Village, Illinois Location United States Membership 60,000 Official languages English AAP 2009-2010 President Judith Palfrey, MD, FAAP Staff 350 Website aap.org The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) was founded in 1930 by 35 pediatricians to work on pediatric healthcare standards. It currently has 60,000 members in primary care and sub-specialist areas. Qualified pediatricians can become fellows of the Academy. The AAP is based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, with an office in Washington, D.C., the AAP has approximately 390 employees working on behalf of children's health. Contents 1 Structure 2 Education 3 Publications 4 Advocacy 5 Public Relations 6 See also 7 References 8 External links // Structure The AAP is governed by its board of directors. Membership is divided into 10 geographical regions[1] and each region is represented by a board member. On a more local level, there are 59 chapters within the United States and seven chapters in Canada.[2] Education The AAP runs continuing medical education (CME) programs for pediatricians and sub-specialists. The Academy has a number of committees, sections and councils representing specific areas of practice within pediatrics which develop education and guidelines within the field. Publications AAP News Frequency monthly Circulation 60,000 Publisher American Academy of Pediatrics Country U.S.A. Language English Website http://www.aapnews.org ISSN 1073-0397 The AAP is the world’s largest publisher of pediatric materials[citation needed], producing more than 480 publications (in 140 countries), electronic products, professional references/textbooks, practice management publications, patient education materials and parenting books. AAP News is the official newsmagazine of the Academy. Advocacy The AAP and its members work at the local level in hospitals, offices and clinics and in state and federal government to protect the well being of children. With support and resources from the AAP, pediatricians communicate with legislators, testify, coordinate media events and participate in appropriate election activities. The AAP Federal Advocacy Action Network (FAAN) helps to unite the voices of thousands of pediatricians in the fight for better public policies. Members of the FAAN helped secure legislative successes that included passing of the Pediatric Rule, funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and improving a Head Start bill in the House of Representatives. The FAAN bases its activities on issues moving through Congress or the administration, including children's health care coverage, immunizations, disaster preparedness, pediatric research and quality improvement. Public Relations As part of its effort to bring attention to child health issues, the AAP’s public relations staff provides journalists with resources to ensure timely and accurate information is disseminated to the public. The AAP distributes a monthly media mailing to some 2,000 news outlets. The AAP also has public service announcements (PSAs) on influenza and obesity that are available for use by broadcast outlets. See also Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics References ^ AAP District Listing from AAP.org ^ AAP Chapter Listing from AAP.org External links Official website