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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Mississippi Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Ground Zero: Twenty Days in the Delta, also known as Summer Food Rocks, was the Chapter’s summer enrichment program at the Greenwood, MS Library from June 8 – June 26, 2015. Our goals of addressing nutrition education, literacy, and hunger were met in this weekday afternoon program in which groups of volunteers provided education and fun, hands on activities for children who had completed first grade through those in high school. Thanks to the many pediatricians and other volunteers who made this program successful!
Groups of children of similar ages rotated through reading, crafts, indoor physical activity, healthy cooking, asthma screening and education, and a host of other activities. A combined total of 855 children attended the program during the fifteen days; the largest majority of these children were in first – sixth grades.
Grant funding will allow us to conduct a similar program next year, hopefully in a second location. Please consider now your willingness to participate next summer.
MS Chapter AAP and UMC Department of Pediatrics
Spring 2016 meeting
Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center -- Ridgeland, MS
Watch your mailbox for additional information and registration.