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).

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.

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.