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The Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
The Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits of Membership

MARYLAND CHAPTER FACTS

I already belong to the National AAP, why should I become a member of the Maryland Chapter?

Advocacy

  • 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.

Leadership

  • Participate in chapter committees in areas of interest
  • Regional trainings across the state
Networking
  • Network with other pediatricians with similar interests
  • Improve chapter membership participation on national AAP affairs

Education

  • 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 paula@mdaap.org.

 

The Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics