Vision & Values

American Academy of Pediatrics Delaware Chapter


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The mission of the Delaware Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to help our members and community promote health care services that will provide optimal physical, mental and social health and well being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Our Vision

The American Academy of Pediatrics exists to prepare its members with the tools, skills, and knowledge to be the best qualified health professionals:

1) to advocate for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults and provide for their care;
2) to collaborate with others to assure child health; and
3) to ensure that decision making affecting the health and well-being of children and their families is based upon the needs of those children, their families and the community.

Professional Growth

The American Academy of Pediatrics also exists to support members’ professional satisfaction and personal growth. By providing these services, the American Academy of Pediatrics will be the most valuable professional organization to which those eligible for membership can belong.

Core Values

Advocacy: to preserve, promote and protect the rights of children for optimal health and well being and to work tirelessly to advocate for these rights.

Promoting our chapter and the AAP: to develop the means and methods to promote The Delaware Chapter and the American Academy of Pediatrics to both our members and the communities and constituencies that we serve.

Education: to design, develop and deliver education programs for our members as well as our key stakeholders that will enable children to experience optimal health and well-being.

Fiscal responsibility: raising money and prudently allocating our resources so we can responsibly fulfill our mission, vision, objectives and goals.

Research: to conduct research that will enable us to proactively address the current and emerging needs of children to foster optimal health and well-being.

Collaboration: we understand that working together with each other and those outside the organization will be a key to our success.

Member-focus: we will continually focus on the needs of our members and look for ways to best satisfy these needs.

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