One of the Academy’s top advocacy priorities is ensuring children have access to high-quality, affordable health care that meets their unique needs. The Academy is currently working at the state and federal levels to support the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to protect and... READ MORE
In a letter to the editor of the New York Times (7/11) in response to the front page story titled “U.S. Delegation Disrupts Accord on Breast Milk,” Colleen Kraft, MD, FAAP, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Lisa Hollier, MD, president of the American College of... READ MORE
As part of an ongoing series, the AAP has released its July public service announcement on safe medication storage. Every year, more than 60,000 kids end up in the emergency room because they were able to access medicine when an adult wasn’t looking. In this public service... READ MORE
A Message from AAP President Colleen Kraft, MD, MBA, FAAP Dear AAP Member: Many media outlets are now reporting about children being separated from families as routine government practice at the southern border of the U.S. This policy contradicts everything we know about... READ MORE
Juul are a new type of e-cigarette that are highly popular among teens. These devices have doubled the nicotine content of other e-cigarettes, so they are highly addictive. Juul has been receiving increased media attention because these devices look like flash drives and are... READ MORE
Yesterday marked 100 days since Congress has failed to extend long-term funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, January 10, for a CHIP Day of Action and tell Congress to fund CHIP long-term immediately. Congressional inaction... READ MORE
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