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Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics


The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics advocates on behalf of children and pediatricians in Illinois. The work of ICAAP focuses on issues pertaining to the health and well-being of children, such as access to medical care, Medicaid improvements for physicians and children, school health, injury prevention, and environmental health.

Active Legislation Overview

As part of its advocacy efforts, the Illinois Chapter weighs in on many different bills introduced in Springfield.   This page provides an overview of the bills the Illinois Chapter is working on during the current General Assembly. (more…)

Policy and Legislative Topics

ICAAP works on many different topics related to child health policy. This page provides an overview on variety of topics as well as links to facts sheets, letters of support and more. (more…)

Member Advocacy Action Alerts

During the legislative session, ICAAP issues action alerts to member to encourage members to contact their Representatives or Senators in Springfield to provide education on a specific bill.   (more…)

Upcoming Advocacy Update Webinars

Periodically, the Illinois Chapter’s staff and leadership hold webinars to update its members on ICAAP’s legislative and policy initiatives.  To view upcoming webinar dates and topics, visit the information page.

Advocacy and Policy Priority Issues Overview

Each year, the Illinois Chapter advocates on many different pieces of legislation and in conjunction with its multiple education programs works to change policy to improve children’s health.  The Chapter puts together a document highlighting its overall policy and advocacy goals. (more..)


Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
1400 W. Hubbard, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60642-8195
Voice 312/733-1026
Fax 312/733-1791