The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), through its Chapter Champion programs, identifies chapter members to serve as a conduit for disseminating best policies and practices through the chapter membership on a variety of pediatric health care issues. The Chapter Champion programs also serve as a mechanism by which pediatricians can advocate for change at the local, state and national levels.
Programs managed at the national AAP level utilize the Chapter Champion framework to offer and provide technical assistance as well as tools and resources to pediatricians and other pediatric health care providers in a more direct manner. As a result, activities are more closely aligned with state, local, and/or community priorities.
Current Champions and Opportunities
IA AAP currently has Chapter Champions or designated contacts for the following areas:
CATCH Facilitator (Community Access To Child Health Program) -
Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator - Dr. Tope Awelewa and Dr. Lisa Woodroffe
Disaster Preparedness -
E-cigarette Chapter Champion - Dr. Amy Kimball
Early Career Physicians - Dr. Megan Wubben
Early Childhood Champion - Dr. Amy Shriver
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) - Dr. Andrea Porter
Immunization - Dr. Nathan Boonstra & Dr. Ashlesha Kaushik
Infectious Disease Chapter Champion - Dr. Ashlesha Kaushik
Oral Health - Dr. J. Michael Metts
Osteopathic Pediatrician Chapter Champion - Dr. Gregory Garvin
Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a Chapter Champion for Iowa AAP.