The San Diego Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP-CA3), a 501c3 organization, is a trusted leader for children’s health and well-being.  In addition to providing member services for local pediatricians since 1961, the AAP-CA3 oversees several community projects in support of child health initiatives. 

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Events & Education

AAP-CA3 organizes locals events geared to entertain as well as educate. Visit our Events & Education page for the latest.

Legislative Advocacy

AAP-CA3 encourages advocacy amongst its members and other’s in the community who have an interest in issues affecting children. Visit our Advocacy page for convenient links and updated news.

Healthy Development Services

AAP-CA3 provides countywide coordination and support to the First 5 Commission of San Diego’s Healthy Development Services (HDS) project that provides health-oriented services to children ages 0-5.

First 5 First Steps

First 5 First Steps provides home visitation services for expectant parents to promote positive parenting and enhanced child health and development.


AAP-CA3 provides valuable archives and links to a variety of local, state, and nationwide resources for healthcare and child welfare professionals, parents and educators.

Reach Out and Read San Diego

Reach Out and Read San Diego, a program of AAP-CA3, prepares San Diego’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.


Enjoy the benefits of professional association with one of the most recognized national organizations.

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