American Academy of Pediatrics – California Chapter 3

American Academy of Pediatrics – California Chapter 3 (AAP-CA3) joined Live Well San Diego as a recognized partner on June 29, 2015. AAP-CA3 is dedicated to achieving physical, mental health and social well-being for all infants, children and adolescents in San Diego and Imperial Counties.  AAP-CA3 is committed to transforming San Diego to be the best place for children and families to live. They provide leadership to projects that annually touch the lives of over 100,000 children and families in San Diego County. AAP-CA3 has demonstrated leadership in promoting the importance of early childhood health by:

  • Making connections among organizations that serve children and families in our community
  • Providing trainings and technical assistance to pediatricians and other service providers to bring cutting edge practices that help them best serve children and families
  • Partnering with First 5 San Diego to provide countywide coordination and support to the Healthy Development Services project and First 5 First Steps home visitation program
  • Increasing school readiness and parent engagement to promote thriving families through the Reach Out and Read San Diego program delivering early literacy guidance and books to families with children 6 months through 5 years of age
  • Combating childhood obesity by working with the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative and implementing program curriculums that emphasize the importance of proper nutrition and physical activity
  • Working with local pediatricians and partners to be heard locally and in Sacramento,  regarding advocacy issues related to children’s issues
  • Partnering with the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency to enhance behavioral health care capacity in the pediatric medical home

AAP-CA3 is committed to continuing to advance Live Well San Diego into the future, and is embracing helpful strategies including Trauma Informed Services and Evidence Based Practices.

American Academy of Pediatrics – California Chapter 3

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