Access to Resources and Information

As a member of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, you gain access to resources and information to help develop professionally and improve the standard of pediatric care for all of Wisconsin. WIAAP is dedicated to providing the following benefits to our members:

Continuous communication
on clinical updates, public health information, legislative/policy advocacy and news.

Networking and leadership
opportunities with colleagues across the state.

Omni-channel, member-relevant information
provided via, eNews, email, and quarterly newsletters. We encourage members to submit articles and other information for publication consideration.

Bi-annual, in-person events
made up of WIAAP’s Legislative Advocacy Day in Madison that includes training and legislator visits, and a fall statewide Open Forum on hot topics in pediatrics. Other meeting opportunities may arise during the year and WIAAP will communicate all event details and updates.

Presentations and Speaking Opportunities
Members may serve as chapter champions and topic experts for their areas of interest and specialties by serving on committees and contributing to key updates, via articles and publications.

Annual awards
both within our chapter and at the national level, including Pediatrician of the Year, the Community Service Award, Legislator of the Year, and an AAP Special Achievement Award consideration/nomination to the National chapter for outstanding chapter contributions.

It Takes a Village

The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics counts over 900 members consisting of primary care clinicians, including fellows, sub-specialists, residents, medical students, and affiliates. Diversity in professional representation makes WIAAP a valuable medical professional organization, allowing members to network with professionals across the industry to connect, learn, and grow. Members have the opportunity to meet during our legislative days and open forums. Our QI initiatives for MOC accreditation also offer opportunities to discuss key issues and practices with other pediatric professionals. With a network this large, why seek out resources alone?

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Our Members Say It Best

The WIAAP is a leader in quality improvement providing education and resources for practitioners. It has also provided a united voice for what are appropriate quality measures. Without it, we are at the whim of the insurers and healthcare systems.

Diane Gerlach, DO, FAAP

The Wisconsin AAP plays a critical role in guiding quality improvement and policy initiatives for children. Being an active member has helped me network with other pediatricians around the state, share clinical challenges and successes, and collaborate to improve care for patients and families. Learning how to best advocate for children at the state level has been a great way to support Wisconsin’s children more broadly.

Jennie Kleven, MD, MPH, FAAP, WIAAP Board Member

This non-profit arm of general and specialty care pediatrics serves the children & families of our community and state of Wisconsin. These caring and creative professionals are really dedicated to the health of your children, and the whole team of providers aims to serve with compassion and helpful guidance.

Jeanine M. Swenson, MD, FAAP, FACC, LMFT

Diversity and Inclusion

Our members represent a diverse cross-section of cultures and backgrounds throughout the pediatric community. In our ever-growing, ever-changing field, inclusion and cultural understanding is more important than ever. Connect with a diverse group of pediatric professionals to better learn how to serve your own community while developing your professional network. Wisconsin is home to some of the brightest, most well-rounded pediatric professionals in our field and WIAAP aims to foster important connections among them.

Our Trusted Partners

WIAAP partners with key organizations that play an integral role in the health and safety of children, locally and nationally.

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The Children’s Health Alliance is dedicated to raising awareness, mobilizing leaders, impacting public health and implementing programs proven to work. Their mission is to ensure Wisconsin children are healthy, safe and able to thrive. With a focus on asthma, early literacy, emergency care, grief and bereavement, injury prevention, and oral health, the Children’s Alliance is a key partner in helping all of Wisconsin’s children. Learn more about the Children’s Health Alliance.

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The Office of Children’s Mental Health supports Wisconsin’s children in achieving their optimal social and emotional well-being. They work to improve children and families access to services, with a focus on resources provided by the Department of Health Services, Department of Children and Families, Department of Public Instruction, and Department of Corrections, in addition to other Wisconsin organizations; facilitate communication with all child- and family-serving state agencies, coordinate initiatives, and monitor program performance focused on children’s mental health; and support administrative efficiencies to reduce duplication among child- and family-serving state agencies. Learn more about the Office of Children’s Mental Health.

Our Partners Say It Best

Mark Grapentine

The increased industrialization of medicine looms as a threat to affordable, accessible care. The WIAAP empowers physicians to fight back against that threat, inspiring physicians to advocate not for themselves, but for their patients. Pediatricians are well armed with facts, data and true dedication for our kids’ well-being. Physician advocacy can be a powerful force, and the WIAAP and its physician members are true allies in making Wisconsin’s health care system the envy of the nation.

Mark Grapentine, JD, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Wisconsin Medical Society
Karen Ordinans

Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin (Alliance) is proud to partner with the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WIAAP). The WIAAP consistently supports the Alliance’s initiatives and provides leadership and expertise on important children’s health issues. Collaborating with WIAAP is essential for advancing our shared goal of improving the health and safety of children in our state. The Alliance looks forward to continued growth of this partnership as we invite Wisconsin pediatricians to increase their involvement in children’s health education and advocacy.

Karen Ordinans, Executive Director, Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin

WIAAP’s Director, Kia Kjensrud, has been instrumental in the growth and success of Wisconsin’s Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (WI-CMHC) activities. As the collective impact backbone agency, the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health seeks partners who are knowledgeable, engaged and ready to put their expertise into action. From the initiation of this project four years ago, WIAPP’s Director has helped shape the WI-CMHC’s Executive Council and has co-chaired the WI-CMHC’s Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) workgroup resulting in strong and active membership and the execution of successful statewide TIC policy workshops. Thank you WIAPP!

Elizabeth Hudson, Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health

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The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is composed of dedicated, thoughtful, and innovative pediatric care professionals who make a difference in the lives of children every day. We want to celebrate all the unique qualities that make our members the best in our profession. To nominate a member, please complete the form below:

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