California Chapters

Becoming a member of your AAP CA Chapter supports advocacy for children and yields many benefits directly to you.

I already belong to the National AAP, why should I become a member of one of the AAP California Chapters that collaborate together?


As a Chapter Member, you are provided time-efficient, streamlined tools to effectively advocate in dozens of areas, including health care access, vaccines, reimbursement, immigrant health, gun violence prevention and strategies to support your patients and your practice safely through the COVID19 pandemic. You are kept up-to-date on public policy issues that matter to you and your patients, and with your VIP Chapter Member status your questions are promptly answered by our Senior Advocacy and Policy staff and Leadership.


As a Chapter Member, you receive Members-Only discounted registration at world-class California AAP Chapter Continuing Medical Education meetings.


As a Chapter Member, you are part of a recognized and trusted statewide network of pediatric professionals. You are able to easily connect online and in-person to support one another, share information, have fun and make a real difference in the world.

Chapter 1

N. California |

California Chapter 1’s mission is to promote the optimal health and development of the children and adolescents of Northern and Central California in partnership with their families and communities, and to support the pediatricians who care for them

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Chapter 3

San Diego |

AAP-CA3 is dedicated to achieving physical, mental health and social well-being for all infants, children, and adolescents in San Diego and Imperial Counties and supports our members in this endeavor.

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Chapter 4

Orange County |

American Academy of Pediatrics-Orange County Chapter provides evidence-based recommendations for child health to pediatricians, parents, professionals and public policymakers.

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