Welcome to AAP - California Chapter 2

Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside,
San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo,
Santa Barbara, and Ventura


Together, with our members and communities, we work to fulfill our mission:

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 our members in these endeavors.



Happening Now! You can still register and attend!

Visit the Symposium Page

Press Release: February 9, 2021

February 9, 2021–Today, the California chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics joined together —representing over 5,500 pediatricians—urging collaboration for prompt and safe reopening of schools in letters released this morning. Evidence has shown that ​safe in-person education for grades TK-12th can be accomplished with properly implemented safety protocols even in areas of high community spread of COVID​.

School Health

As students, parents, teachers, school staff and administrators tackle the complex issue of schools re-opening in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, many have turned to their trusted pediatricians as sources of information. We have gathered the most frequently asked questions about schools re-opening from the 80+ members of our chapter’s School Health Committee and have provided answers here, with supporting scientific references when available, with the hope that this information helps all involved with this complex topic. Click below to visit the FAQs page.

Please visit our COVID-19 Resources page

Pediatric Offices Open During COVID!

Skipping vaccines and checkups can be dangerous. Pediatricians’ offices are open, and safety measures are in place.  #CallYourPediatrician

Los Consultorios Pediátricos Siguen Abiertos!

Los consultorios de pediatria siguen abiertos durante la pandemia, tomando rigurosas medidas de seguridad. Haga una cita con su pediatra para completar vacunas y chequeos.

Immigrant Youth Task Force

The Los Angeles County Immigrant Youth Toolkit was created in 2020 to provide a centralized list of resources for recently arrived immigrant youths and their families in Los Angeles County. It is modeled after the national AAP Immigrant Health Toolkit, and is intended as a provider-facing resource, with information for medical providers, social workers, case managers, teachers or school officials and anyone else who may work with immigrant youth and families.

Coming Events

Childhood Adversity, Health Systems Change, and the Future of Trauma-Informed Pediatric Practice.

February 11, 2021

Provider Engagement | Peer-to-Peer Learning
CME and MOC Part 2
Open to all Pediatricians and Family Medicine Physicians

keep updated with our monthly newsletters

January 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines | Member Spotlight Nirmala Murthy, MD, FAAP | Residency Corner (Meghan Brombach) | Call for Abstracts | CATCH Grant | Project ECHO | LAR Career Fair | Annual Symposium | Chapter Committees