Mission, vision,& values
AAP-CA2, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics California Chapter 2 (AAP-CA2) is to champion optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults and to advocate for and support its members in these endeavors.
Our mission is achieved combating discrimination by promoting justice, respect, inclusion, opportunity, and camaraderie in the medical community and the diverse populations we serve. We are committed to anti-racism. We work to eliminate disparities, prejudice, and bias in education, nutrition, healthcare, neighborhood, and society. We believe in creating, fostering, and ensuring access to a safe, nurturing environment where all children can thrive. We aim to increase the representation of physicians and other healthcare providers from marginalized, minoritized, and oppressed backgrounds within the field of pediatrics and our AAP-CA2 communities.
The AAP-CA2′ vision exists to prepare its members with the tools, skills, and knowledge to be the best qualified health professionals to:
- Provide care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults
- Collaborate with others to assure child health
- Advocate for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults and such that decisions affecting their health are medically based, soundly intended and address their needs
- Derive professional satisfaction and growth from the care of children and their families
By providing these services, the AAP-CA2 will be the most valuable professional organization to which those eligible for membership can belong.
For our core values, we believe in the inherent worth of all children. They are our most enduring and vulnerable legacy. Children deserve optimum health and require the highest quality health care. Pediatricians (primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub specialists, and pediatric surgical specialists) are the best qualified of all health professionals to provide child health care. A dynamic organization is necessary to advance these values. The AAP-CA2 is that organization.