Tuesday, September 23, 2014  
AAPNJ
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
fgallagher@aapnj.org

Harriet Lazarus, MBA
Deputy Director
hlazarus@aapnj.org

Bert Mulder
Director, Membership & Events
bmulder@aapnj.org

About
The New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children in the state of New Jersey.

Vision
Shaping Child Health in New Jersey for the 21st Century.

Mission
The mission of the New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is the attainment of optimal health, safety and well-being of New Jersey’s children (infants, children, adolescents, young adults) and promotion of pediatricians (primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists, pediatric surgical specialists) as the best qualified of all health professionals to provide child healthcare.

Basic Beliefs and Values
In order to accomplish our mission:
  • We will always promote the health and well-being of children and adolescents.
  • Our credibility will be unassailable with pediatricians, regulators, allied professionals and organizations and healthcare consumers
  • We will seek to anticipate and respond to critical issues that impact children, adolescents and healthcare professionals
Key Assumptions
Our strategy is based on the following assumptions being true:
  • Healthcare professionals that serve children and adolescents will seek, value and are pay for the services that we offer
  • Healthcare professionals that effectively manage their practices are more likely to deliver high quality healthcare services to patients.
  •  If we don’t lobby for legislation(s) that balance the needs of pediatricians and the interests of children and adolescents, the critical interests of these groups can be overlooked
  • Specialists provide highest quality care for their patients (and pediatricians are better trained in children’s health care than any other type of practitioner).