About the Chapter

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

Key Assumptions

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).