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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.
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.