About – The Mississippi Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics (MSAAP)
The Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MSAAP) is a professional membership organization of more than 325 Mississippi pediatricians, both primary care providers and subspecialists, residents, and medical students. The MSAAP is one of the 66 autonomous yet affiliated chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is committed to promoting the health and well-being of all children in Mississippi.
What is MSAAP?
Many of our member pediatricians participate as advisors, trainer educators, and members of state advisory committees on issues related to children’s health. The MSAAP educates physicians, parents, pediatric professionals, and the public about the needs of children. The MSAAP accomplishes its mission through advocacy, education, quality improvement and practice support. In carrying out this mission, the MSAAP collaborates with state and local entities that touch the lives of children, including families, communities, media, public officials, insurers, and other advocacy groups.
The MSAAP has an 85+ year history of working in a public/private partnership with state government, state-wide and local nonprofit organizations, and foundations to meet the educational needs of pediatric professionals and the public as well as to accomplish public health goals. With our experienced staff, an established organizational infrastructure, and our expertise in medical education, the MSAAP strives to improve the health and well-being of Mississippi’s children and their families.