ICAAP Statements on Police Brutality and Anti-Asian Violence
ICAAP recognizes that as pediatricians, we cannot remain silent when it comes to police violence. We are committed to working with legislators and community partners to drive policy change and accountability, and to combat structural racism. We advocate for greater community support systems, school funding and mental health resources in order to protect youth/young adults in crisis.
ICAAP extends our allyship and solidarity with our patients, families, colleagues, friends, and community who identify as Asian. We are deeply saddened by the historical racism and recent multiple acts of anti-Asian violence in our country.
The Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) is an organization of 2,100 pediatricians and other pediatric health care providers.
ICAAP develops and implements educational programs on a variety of children's health topics with the intention of providing ongoing education for pediatricians and health care professionals in Illinois.
ICAAP 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, injury prevention, and more.