• 18th Annual School Health Conference – Nov. 7, 2015

    “Hope & Help for Children’s Health”
    Saturday, November 7, 2015
    AMN Healthcare
    12400 High Bluff Drive, San Diego, CA  92130

    Pre-registration is required.  REGISTER ON-LINE NOW or DOWNLOAD Registration Form

  • Lessons from Healthy Development Services Brief

    Building a Developmental System of Care Puts All Children on Track for Success is a policy brief co-written by ZERO TO THREE and the American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3. The purpose of this brief is to share lessons gleaned over the past ten years from the implementation of Healthy Development Services.  Recommendations included in the brief support the implementation of services within a coordinated system to prevent developmental and behavioral risks from becoming lifelong challenges.

    Download PDF of Brief

  • 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.

  • 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 September 2015 AAP Award Winner this month is:

    Zephyr Dworsky for Striving For Excellence for trying to improve the resident experience on wards.
    Michele Wang for Epic Guru for volunteering to be our point person/leader for all IT issues.

    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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