already belong to the National AAP, why should I become
a member of the Maryland Chapter?
- Increase your knowledge of and participation in legislative and advocacy activities at a local level.
- Increase involvement in the legislative arena to positively influence the quality of pediatric practice and the welfare of children in your state.
- Build coalitions with other organizations working toward improving children’s health and well being.
- Promote the interests of Maryland pediatricians in the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- Promote fair reimbursement for pediatricians throughout Maryland.
- Participate in chapter committees in areas of interest
- Regional trainings across the state
- Network with other pediatricians with similar interests
- Improve chapter membership participation on national AAP affairs
- Stay informed of latest issues in pediatrics via chapter e-newsletter, emails, and website
- Attend local PREP courses and Continuing Medical Education meetings sponsored by the Chapter
- Prepare yourself for the future role of the pediatrician in the health care system and for the future management of their practices
What has your Chapter done lately?
- Assisted in passing a bill requiring insurance companies to pay for developmental and obesity screening
- Established the Childhood Obesity Prevention Team as an ad-hoc committee. Partnered with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on several obesity prevention projects including a survey of pediatricians and BMI data collection.
- Partnered with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to promote the use of the immunization network (ImmuNet).
- Developed a task force on telephone triage and compensation
- Introduced legislation for acquisition, distribution and reimbursement for immunizations
- Provided training and support for the Reach and Out and Read Program in the state of Maryland
- Organized focus groups throughout the state on the following topics: asthma, obesity, foster care, Medical Home and Children With Special Healthcare Needs
- Conducted developmental screening trainings to pediatricians throughout the state
- Actively participated with established coalitions to advocate for children’s health insurance programs
- Produced quarterly e-newsletters
- Revamped our chapter website
- Became a part of the social media era with a Facebook page for our members and the community
Annual Chapter Dues:
Voting Fellows $150 Candidate Fellows $75
Post Resident Fellows $25
Whom do I contact?
Contact – Chapter Executive Director Paula Minsk at 410/878-9702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.