The Council on Community Pediatrics (COCP) develops AAP policy statements on critical issues in community pediatrics. COCP policy recommendations address the needs of children in their communities, and pediatricians in practice. The COCP also regularly reviews policy statements, technical reports, and clinical guidelines authored by other AAP leadership entities.
COCP POLICY STATEMENTS
Community Pediatrics: Navigating the Intersection of Medicine, Public Health, and Social Determinants of Child Health
This statement is the foundation of the Council on Community Pediatrics. It defines community pediatrics, emphasizes the importance of social determinants of health, and promotes partnerships with public health to improve population child health. View Related Resource Page
Health Equity and Children's Rights
The COCP is committed to the elimination of child health disparities. This policy statement promotes health equity approaches in clinical care, child advocacy, medical education, research, and policy.
Providing Care for Immigrant, Migrant, and Border Children
This statement focuses on practice strategies to support diverse immigrant children. Recommendations promote improved access to health care and protection from trauma for immigrant children.
The Role of Preschool Home-Visiting Programs in Improving Children's Developmental and Health Outcomes
This statement promotes home visiting strategies to enhance health and development outcomes for vulnerable children. Home visiting is also discussed as an approach to reduce health disparities.
Increasing Immunization Coverage
Co-authored with the Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine, this statement makes recommendations to ensure all children receive timely childhood immunizations.
Ethical Research in Populations with Socially Identifiable Populations
Co-authored with the Committee on Native American Child Health, this statement promotes ethical community-based research.
Child Fatality Review
This statement addresses the use of child fatality review teams for the systematic review of child deaths from birth through adolescence. The Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, The Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention, and The Council on Community Pediatrics are authors.
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Community Pediatrics policy, e-mail COCP Staff.