We Advocate for Children’s Health

Our mission is to promote the optimal health and development of the children and adolescents of Northern and Central California in partnership with their families and communities, and to support the pediatricians who care for them.

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AAPCA1 Press Release in Support of COVID-19 Vaccination for Children Ages 5-11

Yesterday’s unanimous recommendation by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an important milestone in protecting children and helping to end the COVID-19 pandemic. California Chapter 1 of the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly supports COVID-19 vaccination for children ages 5 to 11.

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Gun Violence Prevention Awareness

Gun violence in the United States is an ever-growing public health epidemic, one made much worse since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, with firearm purchases, unintentional and intentional shootings significantly increased across the country, including here in California.

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