Why should I become a member of the Rhode Island Chapter?



  • Increase your knowledge of and participation in legislative and advocacy activities at local level
  • Increase involvement in the legislative arena to positively influence the quality of pediatric health care and the welfare of children in Rhode Island.
  • Build coalitions with other organizations working toward improving children’s health and well-being
  • Promote the interests of Rhode Island pediatricians and other pediatric providers in the American Academy of Pediatrics


  • Participate in Chapter leadership committees: Advocacy, Annual Meetings/CME Events, Membership, Communications, CATCH Grants, Communications, Pediatric Council, Residents/Medical Education
  • Work with key contacts to advance children’s health in areas of interest, such as: adolescent medicine, behavior & development, breastfeeding, child abuse & neglect, emergency & safety, perinatal health, foster health care, infectious disease, international health, school health, special health care needs, surgery & subspecialties


  • Attend local networking events with other pediatricians, subspecialists, health care providers, and government/community leaders
  • Represent Chapter on National AAP affairs


  • Receive quarterly Chapter newsletters and other informative communications
  • Attend local and district CME events
  • Prepare for the future role of the pediatrician and other providers in the future health care delivery system

What has your Chapter done lately?

  • Collaborated on numerous grants including; Screening to Succeed: Developmental Screening Project, the Toxic Stress Project, and PCMH Kids
  • Participated on Governor’s Working Group to Reinvent Medicaid
  • Held Legislative Advocacy Day for pediatric residents and medical students
  • Provided legislative testimony to ban advertising junk food in schools, ban hand-held fireworks, prohibit the incarceration of children age 12 and under, and support low income families by increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Sponsored numerous CME opportunities related to children’s health
  • Facilitated bimonthly Pediatric Council meetings

2016/17 Annual Chapter Dues

Fellow $150, Specialty Fellow $150, Senior Member $75, Associate Member $150, Candidate Member $150, Post Residency Training Members $35, National Affiliate Member $100, Chapter Affiliate Member $100, No Charge for Residents or Medical Students

Whom do I contact?

Contact Jennifer Mann, Chapter Executive Director, at jmann@aap.net.

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