Welcome to the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Our mission is to promote and advocate for optimal child, youth and family well-being, and access to quality healthcare while supporting our members.

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 American Academy of Pediatrics 2020 Award of Chapter Excellence - Very Large Category Chapter Award Nominee Illinois

The Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) is an organization of 2,100 pediatricians and other pediatric health care providers.

News

ICAAP's Annual Education Conference is March 3 & 4, 2022

Save the date for this in-person conference. Stay tuned for details on speakers and agenda. Early bird registration opens November 1, 2021.

IL Pediatrician Newsletter

The Summer 2021 issue covers: Lingering Long COVID-19, Applied Behavior Analysis Provision in Early Intervention, Revisiting the Forgotten Vaping Crisis, How to Manage Traveling Safely with Unvaccinated Children, and more!

Racism

We are committed to fostering equity and justice, and fighting against racisms of all kinds.

COVID-19

COVID-19 resources for your practice, how to best serve vulnerable populations, link to information from the AAP, webinars, news about Medicare and more.

ICAAP's Primary activities include: advocacy on behalf of children, families, and health professionals in Illinois; the provision of continuing medical education and other resources for pediatricians, pediatric specialists, and other child health care providers; and collaboration with other state organizations and agencies on programs and projects that improve the health and well-being of children.

Programs

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.

Advocacy

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.