American Academy of Pediatrics
Orange County

Where Children and
Health Meet.

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Makes a world of difference

Better literacy equals
better health.


Working to ensure every child
and family in Orange County has
affordable, healthy food.

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Every dollar you give directly
benefits the health, safety and
well-being of the children of
Orange County.

1 in 5 US Children Lives in Poverty

Poverty is an important
determinant of child health.
AAP policies address the impact
of poverty on child health
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The Hub for Children’s Health in Orange County

American Academy of Pediatrics-Orange County Chapter provides evidence-based recommendations for child health to pediatricians, parents, professionals and public policy makers.

AAP-OC Initiatives

Reach Out and Read

School Readiness Nurse Initiative Program

Reach Out and Read is an evidence based model to promote early literacy and school readiness in the pediatric exam room by giving new books to children.

No Child Hungry

No Child Hungry

“No Child Hungry: Pediatricians Promoting Food Security” is an 18 month project funded by the National AAP to help eliminate hunger in Orange County.

Developmental Screenings

Developmental Screenings

Development screening helps parents and caregivers identify children with developmental risks.

Injury & Violence Prevention

Accident and Injury Prevention

From baby seats to teen driving, physicians care about the safety and well-being of our children.

School Health

School Health Program

The School Health Initiative strengthens connections between local pediatricians, schools, and community resources.

Mental Health

School Readiness Nurse Initiative Program

Early identification of risk factors and emerging health concerns play a critical role in meeting children’s health needs.