Ten to twenty million children and adolescents in the United States have some form of chronic illness or disability.
Chronic refers to a health condition that lasts anywhere from three months to a lifetime.
The New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is addressing these issues and have
the following programs and resources available to support these illnesses.
Explore NJAAP Chronic Condition Programs
Healthcare ProvidersAdditional Resources
Health care professionals who serve adolescents know that members of this age group have their own particular needs and concerns. Click here to connect to research, professional development opportunities, tools, and other resources to promote the optimum health of, their adolescent patients.
Parents are a key support for teens during this time of growth and reflection. Be aware of the stages of emotional development, and provide clear guidance at each phase. Acknowledge when to give space and independence to teens. Help guide teens to feel good about themselves. Click Here.