New Jersey Chapter
American Academy of Pediatrics
3836 Quakerbridge Road
Suite 108
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Phone: 609-842-0014
Fax: 609-842-0015

Elliot Rubin, MD, FAAP
Chapter President

Fran Gallagher, MEd
Executive Director

Harriet Lazarus, MBA
Deputy Director

Bert Mulder
Director, Membership & Events

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Welcome to the New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics!

American Academy of Pediatrics Reiterates Safety and Importance of Vaccines
by: Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP, Executive Director, American Academy of Pediatrics

“The American Academy of Pediatrics would like to correct false statements made during the Republican presidential debate last night regarding vaccines. Claims that vaccines are linked to autism, or are unsafe when administered according to the recommended schedule, have been disproven by a robust body of medical literature. It is dangerous to public health to suggest otherwise.

“There is no ‘alternative’ immunization schedule. Delaying vaccines only leaves a child at risk of disease for a longer period of time; it does not make vaccinating safer.

“Vaccines work, plain and simple. Vaccines are one of the safest, most effective and most important medical innovations of our time. Pediatricians partner with parents to provide what is best for their child, and what is best is for children to be fully vaccinated.”

A ​SPECIAL EDITION OF NEW JERSEY PEDIATRICS focusing on the Pediatrics Partnership Initiative's themes of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), toxic stress, resilience, children's development and mental health is now available!

The publication features the following 5 CME activities:

  * Basic Coding for Mental Health Services in a Pediatric Office
  * Poverty & Toxic Stress
  * The Unfair Burden of Asthma
  * Promoting Children's Health Development
  * Reactive Attachment Disorder

The publication is organized around the Strengthening Families' Protective Factors Framework: 1) Parental Resilience, 20 Social Connections, 3) Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development, 4) Concrete Support in Times of Need, and 5) Social and Emotional Competence of Children


NJAAP hopes that you find this publication and its resources useful and we would appreciate your feedback. NEW MEMBERS receive $50 off the cost of annual NJAAP Membership! Simply return the Membership Application and the completed survey postcard. CURRENT MEMBERS receive $50 off a new Purchasing Alliance Membership OR $25 discount on ALL of the following NJAAP Events:

  * 2015 School Health Conference, October 14
  * 2016 New Jersey Children's Ball, April 20
  * 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition, May 11

Please complete and return the survey postcard, and we will provide you with your promotional codes. Thank you in advance for participating in this brief survey.

Welcome to the official website of the New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP). Our active Chapter represents over 1,700 pediatricians from across the beautiful and diverse state of New Jersey.

NJAAP is dedicated to ensuring optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Chapter members, Residents, and Medical Students, please explore the site and discover the variety of opportunities available to you through your NJAAP. Friends and Partners wishing to sponsor, exhibit and collaborate, please check out the Events section of the website.  Here you will also find information regarding many of the NJAAP opportunities for participating in quality improvement programs, events, resources and publications including our quarterly newsletter, NJ Pediatrics.