To be the leading authority, advocate and voice for the health of Virginia’s children and for the profession of pediatrics.




The mission of the Virginia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is the attainment of optimal health, safety and well-being of Virginia’s children and promotion of pediatricians as the best qualified of all health professionals to provide child health care.


Note: Use of the term “children” refers to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults; use of the term “pediatrician” refers to the primary care pediatrician, pediatric sub specialist and surgical specialist.




The legislative committee tracks legislation relevant to children’s health care and related issues, provides testimony on bills, and proposes new legislation that helps Virginia’s kids.

Pediatric Council


The pediatric council serves a forum to discuss issues with payers. The council aims to facilitate better relationships between pediatricians and health insurance plans.

Mental Health


The chapter’s ambitious agenda and multiple state partners seek to change the face of mental health care across the state of Virginia.  Access to providers and training for providers are a priority.



The Outreach Committee is focused on the development and implementation of systems to enhance information sharing among members and helping to keep an active and engaged membership base.

Interested in getting involved?  Every member makes a difference.  You can have a role as small or as big as you want!  Our strength resides in our ability to mobilize and work together.  We are a resource for each other.


Find your interest. Share your skills. Make a difference.

Contact our Executive Director,


Jane Chappell, to find a role that fits your interests and your availability: