About the Chapter

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About the Chapter2018-08-13T13:49:32+00:00

An Introduction to Our Mission, Vision, and Promise

Mission

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

  • Assure optimal health and well-being for all of Wisconsin’s children and their families
  • 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.

Membership Promise

The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics strives to provide timely and effective resources to all members regarding key strategic priorities based on the needs of Wisconsin’s children. WIAAP promises clear communication of directives during days of action including information regarding updates in legislation and how members can participate. WIAAP will continue to provide guided education and programs to support pediatricians’ QI credit requirements for MOC. Yearly WIAAP events will offer an opportunity for professional networking and development. As a professional medical organization, WIAAP aims to be a guiding force for exceptional pediatric care in Wisconsin.

Professional Development & Networking Opportunities

Annual Open Forum

WIAAP invites stakeholders from throughout Wisconsin to gather and explore opportunities to improve the quality of care for infants, children, youth, adolescents, and young adults. Meet with pediatric professionals from around the state, build working relationships, and advance your career in an exciting and motivated environment. Learn more about the open forum.

Advocacy Day

A Pediatric Advocacy Day at the Wisconsin State Capitol including prominent speakers from the House of Representatives and the Wisconsin Medical Society. Learn about child advocacy, the legislative landscape of Wisconsin, and visit prominent legislators. Learn more about Advocacy Day.

WIAAP Strategic Plan

Every year the WIAAP Board of Directors meets to determine what pediatric care issues require the most attention and what resources will be most valuable to our members. With public and private practice in mind, our board reviews a number of key factors including the legislative landscape, academic and research advancements, and care trends to ensure WIAAP education, programs, and resources are beneficial to our members.

WIAAP Advocacy

As pediatric professionals, we believe in creating better health programs and actions for all children in Wisconsin. One of the most important ways WIAAP serves children, families and their providers is through health advocacy. We work regularly with state policymakers at the Departments of Health Services (Public Health and Medicaid), Department of Children and Families and the Department of Public Instruction and provide support for federal issues brought forth by our national AAP. In alignment with our chapter’s strategic priorities, WIAAP collaborates with our state's executive, legislative and departmental leaders on policies impacting child and family health and the practice of pediatrics.

Discover all the benefits our member clinicians see from being a part of the Wisconsin chapter