The MDAAP has a long and distinguished history of advocacy and support of Maryland’s children and adolescents and their health care needs.

The Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (MDAAP) is a recognized 501(c)6 organization in the state of Maryland. Since its inception in 1950, the MDAAP has a long and distinguished history of advocacy and support of Maryland’s children and adolescents and their health care needs. Our mission “To support and encourage pediatricians in the promotion of optimal health for all of Maryland’s children and adolescents” speaks to that commitment. The MDAAP initiates and supports programs that respond to the needs of children and adolescents and their healthcare providers through collaborative and creative programming with other public and private organizations.


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Who We Are

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Upcoming Events

MDAAP Teen Safe Driving Coalition Teleconference

September 17, 2019 
1:00-2:00 PM 

MDAAP Chapter Chat Zoom Meeting

September 20, 2019 
12:00-1:00 PM 

MDAAP/ADANE Webinar: "Triple S" to Food Insecurities: Statistics, Successes and Solutions!

September 25, 2019 
12:30-1:30 PM

MDAAP Chapter Board of Directors Zoom Meeting

September 26, 2019 
8:00-9:00 PM

2019 MDAAP Chapter Annual Meeting

The Evolution of Pediatric Practice Management

Saturday, September 14, 2019

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel
Columbia, MD

In The News

AAP Policy Statement

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AAP Clinical Report

Management of Infants at Risk for Group B Streptococcal Disease 

AAP Policy Statement

Electronic Communication of the Health Record and Information With Pediatric Patients and Their Guardians

AAP Policy Statement

Providing Care for Children in Immigrant Families

AAP Policy Statement

Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Influenza in Children, 2019–2020

AAP Policy Statement

Executive Summary: Criteria for Critical Care of Infants and Children: PICU Admission, Discharge, and Triage Practice Statement and Levels of Care Guidance

Featured Items

AAP Statement

Leading Children’s Health and Medical Groups Urge Action Following Increase in Number of Uninsured Children

AAP Statement

AAP Statement Opposing Public Charge Final Rule

AAP News

National AAP and the MDAAP Chapter Support the Vaccine Awareness Campaign to Champion Immunization Nationally and Enhance Safety (VACCINES) Act of 2019


2020 census: Make sure every child is counted

Blueprint for Children

2018 Update: What’s Next in Child Health Advocacy


Advocacy Guide

American Academy of Pediatrics


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Frequently Asked Questions

Maryland Chapter – American Academy of Pediatrics

What are current chapter initiatives and projects?

Information about current chapter initiatives and projects can be found here.

How do I become a member?

Information about becoming a member and membership dues can be found here.

Why should I become a member and join the MDAAP?

MDAAP offers you the opportunities to advocate (for your profession as well as your patients/families), take a leadership  role, and network with your colleagues. For more information click here.

How does the chapter advocate for its members?

The MDAAP is your voice at the table in the Maryland Department of Health, Maryland General Assembly, and other advisory boards. In addition, our MDAAP Pediatric Council assists with issues of access to care, quality of care, and physician payment. The MDAAP has recently tackled these issues:

  • Met with the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) to recognize issues related to pediatric inpatient services and integration of pediatric care in the community
  • Supported legislation to establish a Maternal and Child Health Task force to help HSCRC create policies that will incentivize prevention of and early intervention for pediatric illness and community-based models of care
  • Wrote letter to Governor Hogan requesting E & M Code reimbursement be increased to parity with Medicare
How does the chapter advocate for Maryland’s children and adolescents?

The MDAAP is the voice of children in the Maryland General Assembly. The MDAAP will keep you informed about legislation affecting your patients – and with your help, we can bring expertise needed to move legislation forward. In 2019, the MDAAP supported legislation that would:

  • Prohibit deductibles and copayments on insulin
  • Ban tanning beds for minors
  • Require schools to provide pediatric stroke awareness education
  • Allow minors to consent for HIV PrEP
  • Change the state action level for case management of lead poisoning from 10mcg/dL to 5mcg/dL