The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (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, immunizations, school health, injury prevention, and environmental health.

Are you interested in becoming more involved in advocacy? Join ICAAP's Committee on Governmental Affairs. This statewide committee meets several times per year via conference call to discuss pending legislation in Springfield, and plan ICAAP's policy agenda. For more information, please contact Jennie Pinkwater at


REACH is an advocacy presentation developed for Pediatric residents to provide an overview of advocacy at the state level. The presentation provides an update on legislation that affects children and providers and equips attendees with tools needed to become advocates for children. Although developed for residents, it is great information for anyone in learning more about advocacy and is open to all ICAAP members. The two hour REACH training is held on one Monday a month from 9-11am CST.

2020 Dates

August 31, September 28, October 26, December 7, December 21

2021 Dates

January 25, February 22, March 15, April 12, May 10, June 14

Please visit the Events page to save the dates and access the virtual links.