2011 District Meeting, Chapter Awards Presentation, July 29, 2011, Anaheim , CA. Pictured from left to right: Stuart Cohen, MD, CA District Vice-Chair, Mark Sawyer, MD, AAP-CA3 Chapter Vice-President, Meredith Kennedy, AAP-CA3 Executive Director, and Donald Miller, MD MPH, AAP-CA3 Immediate Past –President.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an international organization with headquarters in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. In the United States there are 10 geographical areas designated as districts, which represent one or more states. New York and California each comprise their own district, which is further broken down into chapters.
The state of California is District IX and has 4 chapters. Chapters 1 & 2 were originally organized in February 1955. Chapter 3 was established in October 1961 and Chapter 4 in October 1985.
California Chapters: Chapter 1 includes all 48 Northern California counties; Chapter 2 includes Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties; Chapter 3 includes Imperial and San Diego counties; Chapter 4encompasses Orange County.