Mississippi Chapter of the
American Academy of Pediatrics

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About Us


The MS Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a professional membership organization of more than 300 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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Ground Zero: Twenty Days in the Delta


Ground Zero: Twenty Days in the Delta, also known as Summer Food Rocks, is again meeting this summer, June 13-July 1, 2016 at the Greenwood Library in Greenwood, MS.  We will continue to address nutrition education, literacy, food insecurity, and learning abou the amazing human body in this weekday afternoon program.  We are still recruiting pediatricians to help provide hands on activities for children.


Please contact the Chapter office at msaap@integrity.com if you are willing to volunteer for one or multiple days!



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