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Who We Are

The Chapter is a voluntary organization of over 200 pediatricians in Hawaii. We include members in private, group, military and academic practice as well as Pediatricians in training and other non-pediatrician physicians interested in Child Health issues.
To read a fact sheet about us (47 KB, PDF file), click here.

What we stand for

The mission of the Hawaii Chapter of the AAP is to attain optimal physical, mental and social health and well being for infants, children, adolescents and young adults. To this purpose, the Chapter and its members dedicate their efforts and resources.

The Chapter will accomplish this mission by addressing the needs of children, their families and their communities, and by supporting Chapter members through advocacy, education, research, service and improving the systems through which they deliver pediatric care.

The Chapter will work together with the national AAP, the Hawaii Medical Association, the County Medical Societies, State and County governmental agencies, health care facilities and organizations, and other organizations and individuals interested in the health and well being of Hawaii's children.


What we're up to

The Chapter holds monthly dinner meetings where news from the AAP is relayed and topics of interest to Pediatricians are presented. Recent meeting topics have included: WIC, Dental Health, School Based Health Centers, the Felix-Waihee consent decree and the Good Beginnings Alliance.

CME (educational) meetings are held in the Spring and Fall.

Chapter members represent the interests of children and their doctors on numerous committee and boards, in State government (such as DOE and DOH) as well as in public/private coalitions (such as the Good Beginnings Alliance, the Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition)

Getting in touch with us

The Chapter does not have an office but we do have an Executive Director, Sharon Hicks. You can reach her at (tel) 808-282-4944; or e-mail haapsharon@gmail.com.

     
     
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Last Updated: October 1, 2015.