• Macy’s 2015 Be Book Smart Campaign

    Reach Out and Read San Diego is thrilled to be a part of the Reading is Fundamental and Macy’s 2015 Be Book Smart campaign to help bring books to kids who need them most. On June 21st the Be Book Smart campaign launches in Macy’s stores nationwide. Locally the Macy’s at Otay Ranch, Chula Vista, Grossmont Center, Mission Valley, Mission Valley Home Store and UTC locations will be supporting Reach Out and Read San Diego and the children we serve with our program. A donation of $3 to RIF, gets you $10 off a $30 purchase. The campaign runs from June 21-July 12, 2015.
  • Harvard Honors First 5 SD Healthy Development Services

    The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized First 5 San Diego Healthy Development Services as part of the 2015 Bright Ideas program.  View announcement here.

    View press release.

    To see a complete list of recognized programs, click here.

  • READ: Measles outbreak fuels exemption debate

  • VIDEOS: Addressing Vaccine Hesitant Parents

    View videosAddressing Vaccine Hesitant Parents

  • NEW HPV Resource Page

    Newly added resource page for HPV resources including articles, videos and useful links.  Visit Resource Page.

  • FREE MOC Program for Members

    As a benefit to AAP-CA3 Members, we invite you to participate in a FREE Maintenance of Certifications (MOC) Program through our website for 25 credits of MOC Part IV. Simply register HERE.

  • REPORT: Early Childhood Mental Health Services

    The Commitment to Early Childhood Mental Health Services in San Diego County: Dedication, Vision, Innovation.
    Environmental Scan, May 2013 Report now available.
    Download report here.

  • UCSD Pediatric Resident Book Award Winners

    Our June 2015 AAP Award Winners this month are:

    Damian Ng, MD: Thirsty for Knowledge: while on ICU rotation, he took the initiative to attend rounds on patients not assigned to him to enhance his learning; he demonstrated dedication to helping the team by doing extra admissions while on call.
    Peter Guyon, MD : Renaissance Man: Peter demonstrated excellent esprit de core in his support of the residents at graduation. He always has a bright energy when it comes to patient care.

    View past winners.


A Message from the President

Wendy Wright, MD, FAAP


As I begin my term as President of the local chapter of the AAP (AAP-CA3), I look forward to all our new opportunities. We have worked hard to increase the participation of local pediatricians in the chapter’s activities and our members are engaged in some exciting programs. Among them are our community outreach and coordination for the Healthy Development Services and the newer Home Visiting Programs, as well as Reach Out and Read San Diego, a pediatric literacy program. We are also have projects to assist pediatricians in dealing with vaccine-hesitant parents, the SmartCare Behavioral Health Consultation Service-Pediatrics (BHCS-Peds) that helps facilitate pediatrician’s care of children with mental health issues and a Teen Safe Driving Project. Our longstanding partnership with the San Diego Childhood Obesity Initiative and the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition continue. It all takes help from pediatricians! Look through the web site and get involved!

Wendy Wright, MD, FAAP
Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego
AAP-CA Chapter 3 President


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