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

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 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.

Click Here To Access Our Recorded Sessions

NJAAP Announces
New Career Center

NJAAP is proud to announce its new NJAAP Career Center – the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified pediatric talent. The Career Center will provide employers with a seamless way to advertise a job. Job seekers gain easy access to career opportunities in pediatrics. You will need to create an account through the Career Center to post a position or apply for a job. You will be able to access the Career Center through any device of your choice- smartphone, tablet, or desktop with easy one click entry (links to your NJAAP account).

The New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP) calls for each of us to take action to end systemic racism and senseless violence that further risk the lives and health of our children and our communities.


For Families and Practices


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.



Back-To-The-Office Resource Guide

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered how the Pediatric Medical Home cares for children and their families. Pediatricians have had to make adjustments to office processes and policies, such as scheduling, and modifying exam and waiting room areas to reduce the potential exposure and spread of COVID-19. Practices are monitoring and assessing the effects of these changes regularly and often adjust what they have done to meet current needs, limitations and evolving guidelines. We know that every practice is different and must decide when and how to safely open their offices to patients. We hope this resource guide will assist you.


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.

THE Statewide PEDIATRIC PSYCHIATRY COLLABORATIVE IS NOW offering telepyschiatry services

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 health and substance use resources and support for your patients and their families, click here.

*Essex County served by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. Click here for more information.

Help us pick the winners for our #stayconnected Contest

The entries are in for NJAAP #stayconnected Contest. We are having such a hard time choosing the winner in each category. This is where you come in. Vote for the top entry in each age group. We would also like to extend a sincere thank you to all that entered. It was a hard decision.
Send your vote into, Subject: Contest.

AGES 6-9

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AGES 10-13

AGES 14-18

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