Who We Are
The Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is the only statewide member organization of pediatricians, with 780 members across the state, representing both academic and community pediatrics in both urban and rural areas. Alabama's pediatricians serve as the first line of healthcare for children across the state, and are many times the only professionals that many of the state's children come in contact with during their formative years. Our Chapter members have an active voice on every state committee or collaborative effort whose mission is to serve the interests of children. The organization is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, operated by a volunteer board of directors and executive staff located at a central office in Montgomery.
The mission of the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to obtain optimal health and well-being for all children in Alabama, and to provide educational and practice support for its membership so the highest quality of medical care can be achieved.
Children must be highly valued by society.
Each child must develop to his/her highest potential.
Children must have strong advocates for they have no voice of their own.
Pediatricians are essential to achieving optimal child health.
The work of pediatricians, and the profession of pediatrics, must endure and grow ever stronger.
Children in Alabama are happy and healthy; Alabama pediatricians are professionally fulfilled and financially secure.