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Mission

The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WIAAP) strives to:

  1. Assure optimal health and well-being for all of Wisconsin’s children and their families
  2. Provide support and education to our members, enabling them to continue to be the most effective providers of healthcare to children

Vision

Wisconsin children have optimal health and well-being and are valued by society. We practice the highest quality health care and experience professional satisfaction and personal well-being.

Strategic Plan

WIAAP 2016 -2017 Strategic Plan 

Our current strategic priorities are Mental Health, Early Brain and Child Development, Poverty and Child Health, and a professional education event planned for June.  Explore our website for more information about these priorities and the Chapter's other activities.

The WIAAP 2015-2016 Agenda for Wisconsin’s Children

Modeled after the AAP Agenda for Children, WIAAP has created a state agenda which combines its core alignments, core pillars, and strategic priorities for the year.  View Strategic Plan for more information.

History of the Wisconsin Chapter

The Wisconsin chapter of the AAP began in the 1930's. This history up to 1962 has been reviewed by graduate student Jana Mischlich under the guidance of past WIAAP president Carl Eisenberg.

Anyone with information pertaining to the history of the Wisconsin Chapter of the AAP is invited to communicate with Carl Eisenberg, MD, FAAP or Michael O'Halloran, MD, FAAP

An Excerpt of WIAAP's History Archive...

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of practicing pediatricians dedicated to the advancement of child health and well-being. Their mission is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. In researching the first thirty years of the Wisconsin State Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WIAAP) it became clear that a brief synopsis of the Academy's national origins was necessary to explain certain actions taken by the state chapter. State chapters are extensions of the national AAP. State chapters work in conjunction with and receive valuable guidance from the national Academy, which provides them the organizational structure and vision to positively impact the health and welfare of children, through local activism, ingenuity, and hard work.

The AAP grew out of the need to align all pediatricians in one organization to improve pediatrics by establishing it as a unified specialty.

Download history of WIAAP through 1962. (PDF)

Download biographies of WIAAP Presidents 1962-2005 (PDF)