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 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.


Illinois Vaccinates Against COVID-19 (I-VAC)

ICAAP is collaborating with the ECHO Chicago and the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) to implement a statewide program called I-VAC. The goal of I-VAC is to ensure Illinoisans are being immunized at every opportunity and providers are prepared to immunize all eligible age-groups.

IL Pediatrician Newsletter

The Winter 2022 issue covers: Children's Mental Health Plan, Illinois Vaccinates Against COVID-19, Midwest Human Rights Consortium Champions Unaccompanied Children from Around the World, and more!

Police Brutality & Racism

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

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.


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.

ICAAP Virtual Backgrounds