The New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children in the state of New Jersey.
The mission of the New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is the attainment of optimal health, safety and well-being of New Jersey’s children (infants, children, adolescents, young adults) and promotion of pediatricians (primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists, pediatric surgical specialists) as the best qualified of all health professionals to provide child healthcare.
Basic Beliefs and Values
In order to accomplish our mission:
- We will always promote the health and well-being of children and adolescents.
- Our credibility will be unassailable with pediatricians, regulators, allied professionals and organizations and healthcare consumers
- We will seek to anticipate and respond to critical issues that impact children, adolescents and healthcare professionals
Our strategy is based on the following assumptions being true:
- Healthcare professionals that serve children and adolescents will seek, value and are pay for the services that we offer
- Healthcare professionals that effectively manage their practices are more likely to deliver high quality healthcare services to patients.
- If we don’t lobby for legislation(s) that balance the needs of pediatricians and the interests of children and adolescents, the critical interests of these groups can be overlooked
- Specialists provide highest quality care for their patients (and pediatricians are better trained in children’s health care than any other type of practitioner).