Members frequently ask, “What is the AAP doing for me?” Hopefully, that question also implies, “What is the AAP doing for the children for whom I care?” The answer in both instances: a lot.

I continue to be impressed with the important decisions and actions of our Academy that remain unknown to most members. Much of this action represents the organization’s continuing advocacy for the health and well-being of children, while many other actions illustrate the AAP’s advocacy for all pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists and surgical specialists.

Here is a sample of the Academy’s work on behalf of children and pediatricians from just the two weeks prior to composing this letter:

As you can see, in addition to the wonderful work you all do, our AAP can augment individual advocacy efforts through the strength of the organization. Every FAAP is supported and represented by our collective membership and leadership.

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