The MIAAP is inspired by the work that our members do to change the world on behalf of children. Our volunteer opportunities offer a way for pediatricians to engage in the work at hand.  

AAP National Committee opportunities

The AAP Board of Directors is soliciting nominations to fill the following vacancies for Member positions on AAP National Committees for terms beginning July 1, 2019:

  • Committee on Adolescence (COA): 1 position

  • Committee on Child Health Financing: 2 positions

  • Committee on Coding and Nomenclature (COCN): 1 position

  • Committee on Drugs: 1 position

  • Committee on Fetus and Newborn (COFN): 2 positions

  • Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management: 2 positions

  • Committee on Native American Child Health: 2 positions

  • Committee on Pediatric AIDS (COPA): 3 positions

  • Committee on Pediatric Research: 2 positions

  • Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine (COPAM): 3 positions

  • Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health (COPACFH): 2 positions

You can find the requirements, the statements of needs for each position, and the application materials on AAP.org. To be considered complete, an application must include the following: (1) factsheet, (2) biographical summary, (3) letter of nomination, and (4) letter of support. Upon receipt, a request for Conflict of Interest Disclosure will be sent to the candidate which will finalize the application process.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 22, 2019. Nominees must submit the completed application materials to their Chapter President and the AAP Nominations Team (nominations@aap.org).

AAP ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) opportunities

AAP Lead Testing ECHO

The AAP Lead Testing ECHO will be offered to primary care practices to improve provider knowledge, confidence and skills around blood lead testing and follow-up care for children affected by lead poisoning, in order to better prevent and treat lead poisoning in children.  This 8-session course will meet regularly on the last Thursday of the month, 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central; a kick-off session will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Additional information is available here.  To apply to participate, please contact Shannon Limjuco at slimjuco@aap.org.

AAP Neurodevelopment ECHO

The AAP Neurodevelopment ECHO will be offered to primary care practices to improve access to quality healthcare for children affected by neurobehavioral disorders.  Participants will increase knowledge regarding best practices for improving the monitoring, screening and follow-up care for children with functional impairments of neurocognition, self-regulation, and adaptive functioning. This 7-session course will meet regularly, once per month, beginning in January (date/time TBD). Additional information is available here. To apply to participate, please contact Shannon Limjuco at slimjuco@aap.org.

AAP Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) ECHO.

AAP TBI ECHO will be offered to primary care practices in rural settings to improve the identification, management, and outcomes of children and youth with TBI. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pediatric mTBI guidelines will be utilized to assist primary care practices in improving quality of care through evidence-based processes to reach desired outcomes. The 6-session course starts on January 17, 2019 and will run through June 17, 2019. Additional information is available here. The application deadline has been extended to December 17, 2018. If interested, click here to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail Amy Shah at ashah@aap.org.

RUral Health Opportunities

The MIAAP is searching for Rural Health Committee Members. This opportunity is available to those working in rural areas who are enthusiastic about finding ways to improve rural health. The Rural Health Committee will look at issues specific to rural health and will focus on ways to tackle these issues.

Oral Health Opportunities

The MIAAP is looking for an Oral Health Champion. An Oral Health Champion is a pediatrician who advocates for children’s oral health issues and state and local levels. This individual will be asked to: deliver at least 4 trainings annually on how to incorporate health into the medical home, connect pediatricians to others working in their community to improve children’s oral health, and build relationships with dental colleagues in their communities and dental societies to improve access to oral health care.

Resident Opportunities

The MIAAP is in need of a Resident Representative to the MIAAP Board of Directors. This individual will have the ability to bring a resident’s perspective of matters to the MIAAP Board.

Other Opportunities

The MIAAP is in search of a Historian. This job entails updating the MIAAP history from the last two decades. This will require interviews of past leadership and the creation of a written history.