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.

At ICAAP, we are committed to fostering equity and justice as well as to fighting against racism of all kinds.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

ICAAP is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource page for resources for your practice, resources from AAP, webinars, news about medicare, resources for serving vulnerable populations, resources for families, and more.

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

News and Events

The ICAAP Summer 2020 Newsletter covers the unintended consequences of COVID-19 and strategies for pediatric health maintenance, addresses immunization disparities, presents membership survey findings, and provides updates from the Illinois Adolescent Health Program.

The ICAAP Adolescent Health Initiative is hosting four free webinars for providers and health care professionals to learn how to increase adolescent well-care visits and address needs. Topics include vaping, marijuana use, mental health, and motivational interviewing.

What You Need to Know about Health Effects of Climate Change Webinars

ICAAP is providing two free CME-approved one hour enduring webinars for physicians, health care providers, and those interested in the effects of climate change on their patients' health. Now available on ICAAP's eLearning platform.

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.


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.