AAP-OC advocates on behalf of families and pediatricians at the state and local level. Our chapter members are also members of AAP CA, which is made up of the four chapters in California. AAP CA work with policy makers in Sacramento to promote legislation that improves the lives of youth in our state. On the local level, AAP-OC has partnerships with The Orange County Healthcare Agency, CHOC Children’s Hospital, and UC Irvine along with other public and private entities that allow us to work on initiatives and education that promote pediatric excellence.

Save the Date: 2019 AAP Legislative Conference

Mark your calendars! The 2019 AAP Legislative Conference will take place April 7-9 in Washington, DC. Each year, the conference brings together pediatricians from across the country who share a passion for child health advocacy. Participants attend skills-building workshops, hear from guest speakers, learn about policy priorities impacting children and pediatricians and go to Capitol Hill to urge Congress to support strong child health policies. If you are interested in attending the conference and would like to be notified once registration opens, please email