About Us


The MS Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a professional membership organization of more than 350 Mississippi pediatricians, both primary care providers and subspecialists. As a 501c3 non-profit organization, the mission of the Chapter is to promote the health and well-being of all children in Mississippi. The MS Chapter AAP is one of the sixty-six autonomous yet affiliated chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Established as a state Chapter in 1934, the Chapter has been a 501c3 non-profit organization since 1991. The Chapter is looked to for guidance in matters relating to child advocacy, legislation and policy regarding child health and pediatric practice, and to provide opportunities for continuing education for physicians, nurses, and others.


Chapter membership is open to all pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pediatric dentists in Mississippi.


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Screening for Food Insecurity


The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended screening for poverty and related issues as part of its commitment to providing optimal health care to children. The Mississippi Chapter is equally committed to providing support to its members, and has compiled a comprehensive list of poverty related referral resources, to aid in following the AAP’s recommendation.

Follow this link to access and download this resource: gallery/connecting families to state and local resources in mississippi.pdf


Save the Date! 


MS Chapter Spring 2018

CME meeting


April 19-20, 2018


Clyde Muse Center

Pearl, MS


Watch your email inbox for more details!



New American Academy of Pediatrics Headquarters


Itasca, IL is the site of the new AAP Headquarters.  Did you know that since the original AAP headquarters was built 30+ years ago, the AAP membership has increased from 26,000 to 66,000 members? 


Your participation in this fundraising effort is important! It has never been more important for Mississippi Pediatricians and Child Health Advocates to work together to ensure the health and safety of our children, a nd the AAP is an excellent way to do so! Visit this link to learn more about the AAP's fundraising efforts and how YOU

can become involved.

Click here to view a photo of the new

building. A photo of the conference room

being funded by the AAP

District VII (including Mississippi) is

pasted at right.






gallery/district vii conference room