NJ 2-1-1: Connecting You To Community Resources

Live help on COVID-19 information is available. NJ 2-1-1 helps people find solutions to personal needs by informing them of resources in their community.



The Pediatric Psychiatry Collaborative (PPC) is available at hospital-based hubs in your area*.  To learn more about & join the collaborative that can provide you with quick access to psychiatric consultation and referrals to mental/behavioral healthcare for your patients, click here. *Essex County served by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. Click here for more information.



The New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP) supports current immunization requirements for children to attend child care centers, preschool facilities and schools in New Jersey, both public and private, as established by the New Jersey Department of Health NJDOH. Furthermore, we support legislative efforts that strengthen these requirements by passing legislation that allow for only medical exemptions from school-required vaccinations and also support medically indicated exemptions to specific immunizations as determined for each individual child.

Legislators: If you would find it helpful to speak with a New Jersey-based, board certified pediatrician regarding topics addressing vaccines for children, follow this LINK to schedule a call.

A Message from Alan Weller, MD, MPH, FAAP, President, NJAAP


Chapter News

Congratulations to Aldina M. Hovde, MSW and fellow authors, Nicole M. Leopardi, MD and Lauren V. Kullmann, BS for their recently published article.

Title: The Intersection of Child Trafficking & Healthcare: Our Unique Role as Pediatric Clinicians 


Human trafficking is a pervasive public health problem that affects children of all ages. Healthcare clinicians can play a unique role in identifying and intervening for trafficking victims through acknowledging biases, understanding the risk factors and red flags, and implementing a trauma-informed care approach in their clinics and institutions.  It is through collaboration, education, and research that healthcare clinicians can work to recognize and respond to this crime perpetrated against our youngest and most vulnerable patients.


Elsevier has allowed us to share this article with you. Click on the link below before April 18, 2020 to read or download the article. No sign up, registration or fees are required. https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1aezD78tMneYu



The New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, believes every newborn, infant, child, adolescent and young adult should have access to the highest quality of medical care available, care that is most capably provided by a pediatrician led healthcare team, which is highly trained, credentialed and experienced in all aspects of the development and medical diagnosis and care of children at every age.

FREE Telehealth Service During The COVID-19 Crisis

We can only fight COVID-19 together as a community and we are doing as much as we can to provide support to medical professionals.

AAP Critical Updates on COVID-19
New Resource for Pediatricians
Recommendations on routine preventive and sick care during the pandemic. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the AAP has been staying abreast of all confirmed developments related to its global spread and will continue to be vigilant in efforts to develop and share information and guidance with members.

Over the next few weeks, we will offer several webinars and Q&A sessions to address specific challenges to help you in your healthcare settings. If you have specific clinical questions regarding COVID-19, please send them to us at covid@njaap.org. We will do our best to address them during upcoming Q&A sessions. We will be offering these calls on a weekly basis…can’t make it, we will also post the recorded session.

Session #1 –
March 23, 1 pm

Click Here For Recording


Session #2 –
March 30, 1 pm
Free to NJAAP Members
Click Here To Register


A Practical Approach to Implementing Telemedicine for Pediatrics (COVID-19)

Wednesday, March 25
12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
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Update: Covid-19 What You Need To Know

Friday, March 27
12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
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