Committees

The Mississippi AAP Chapter committees are made up of active and affiliated physicians and health professionals who have the goals described in each committee title. Committees generally meet on a quarterly basis in person or by conference call, unless increased frequency is needed for a particular project.

Education Committee – Coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the Continuing Medical Education (CME) program and its individual activities to ensure quality and consistency in the content development and design process as well as to provide oversight for the accreditation of the AAP CME program. The primary role of the committee is to ensure that the AAP CME program remains on the leading edge of pediatric continuing medical education. Thus, a critical function of the committee is to recommend new directions and/or initiatives for the AAP CME program in consideration of sound educational practice based on the principles of adult learning theory and the most current and evidence-based CME research.

Governmental Affairs Committee – Provide guidance on policy and legislative matters impacting pediatrics in Mississippi, particularly with access to care, healthcare transformation, DHS and Medicaid.

Membership Committee – Promote the benefits of MSAAP membership by informing members of best practices in these areas:
Bioethics
CATCH
Diversity/Inclusion
Early Career
Family Engagement
Practice Management
PROS
Quality Improvement
Telehealth

Safety & Wellness Committee – Promote wellness and prevent injuries in kids of all ages.
Allergy/Asthma
Breastfeeding
Child Abuse/Neglect
Disaster Preparedness
Emergency Medicine
Environmental Health
Immigrant & International Health
Immunizations
Infectious Diseases
Injury & Poison Prevention (includes gun safety)
Obesity
Oral Health
School Health
School Violence
Tobacco/Vaping

Developmental/Behavioral Committee – Dedicated to the optimal care and development of children of all ages and to the support of their families.
Adolescent Health
Adverse Childhood Experience
Autism
Bright Futures
Early Hearing Detection
Early Literacy
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Foster Care/Adoption
Help Me Grow/Early Childhood
Home Visits
Newborns
Perinatal/Infant Morbidity

MAKE YOUR COMMITTEE SELECTIONS HERE.