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 Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

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, including the tragic mass shooting event in Atlanta on March 16th. This event highlights the intersection of anti-Asian racism, sexism, and gun-based violence. ICAAP is committed to health equity, and we recognize that these issues, and their resultant grief and stress, directly affect the health of our communities, our patients, and our colleagues.

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.

COVID-19

ICAAP is gathering information to assist members with the roll-out of COVID vaccines in Illinois as well as supporting children’s health during this time. COVID vaccine distribution is being handled by local health departments. ICAAP continues to work with IDPH and CDPH to support the rollout of COVID vaccines.

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.

News

Newsletter

The ICAAP Winter 2021 Newsletter covers the following: addressing racism and implicit bias through action, pediatricians standing up for children facing housing insecurity, COVID-19 and Influenza, as well as helping patients and medical providers heal.

Racism

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

Flu

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

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.