Committees – The Mississippi Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics (MSAAP)

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.

The MSAAP Board of Directors encourages you to get involved in an area that interests you. If you have another area of interest that you would like to “tackle” on behalf of the Chapter and children in Mississippi, please indicate so on the Committee Interest form.

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:


Early Career
Family Engagement
Practice Management

Quality Improvement

Safety & Wellness Committee

Promote wellness and prevent injuries in kids of all ages.

Child Abuse/Neglect
Disaster Preparedness
Emergency Medicine
Environmental Health

Environmental Health
Immigrant & International Health
Infectious Diseases
Injury & Poison Prevention (includes gun safety) 

Oral Health
School Health
School Violence


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
Bright Futures

Early Hearing Detection
Early Literacy
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Foster Care/Adoption

Help Me Grow/Early Childhood
Home Visits
Perinatal/Infant Morbidity

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee with the following statement:  The purpose of the DEI committee is to develop, promote, and implement initiatives, strategies, and best practices that support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the organization and its culture.

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