The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a non-profit professional membership organization of over 60,000 pediatricians and child health professionals. The AAP is dedicated to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. AAP has Chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. AAP members and leaders develop and implement statewide children’s health policy and address the needs of children at the national, state and local levels. The Academy supports community pediatric advocacy and prevention initiatives by providing programs, tools, and resources to assist a network of over 16,000 pediatricians and child health professionals working to improve child health at the community level.
The AAP Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence (AAP RCE) is dedicated to the elimination of children’s exposure to tobacco and secondhand smoke. The Richmond Center, named for pediatrician and former Surgeon General Dr. Julius B. Richmond, is supported by grants from the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute and the Legacy Foundation. Since 2006, the AAP Richmond Center has worked to ensure that all clinicians are asking the right questions about tobacco and secondhand smoke, and that all pediatricians have tool to help them address elimination of tobacco from childrens’ lives through the development and dissemination of clinical practice tools, research, and improvement of community health.
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