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.


Please note that this application applies to Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics annual membership only.

Membership Benefits

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Officers, Representatives, and Committees

Who We Are

What we do, our mission, governess, and more…

Upcoming Events

MDAAP Chapter Mental Health Committee Meeting

July 10, 2019 
6:00-8:00 PM 
MedChi Building

MDAAP Teen Safe Driving Coalition Teleconference

July 16, 2019 
1:00-2:00 PM 

MDAAP Chapter CSHCN / Disabilities Committee Meeting

July 30, 2019 
6:00-8:00 PM
MedChi Building


MDAAP Teen Safe Driving Coalition Teleconference

August 20, 2019 
1:00-2:00 PM

In The News

AAP Clinical Report

 – March 2019 
The Effects of Early Nutritional Interventions on the Development…

AAP Policy

Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents 

AAP Clinical Report

Prescribing Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Services for Children With Disabilities

AAP Policy

Prevention of Drowning

AAP Clinical Report

Ongoing Pediatric Health Care for the Child Who Has Been Maltreated

AAP Policy

Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules

Featured Items


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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