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.

The 2019 Award of Chapter Excellence was awarded to the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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

Flu Immunization Campaign

Pediatric health care providers play a significant role in ensuring all children receive the annual flu vaccine, especially given the overlapping symptoms of COVID-19 and flu. Every patient visit is an opportunity to promote flu vaccination and to strengthen relationships with families to encourage vaccine confidence!

Access resources from the AAP, patient/family facing resources, flu campaigns from partner organizations, and example social media messages.

News

Newsletter

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.

Racism

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

COVID-19

ICAAP is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Visit our 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.

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.