Rural Health Special Interest Group
The Rural Health Special Interest Group (SIG) furthers the mission of the Council on Community Pediatrics and the AAP by identifying, prioritizing, and promoting educational
and training opportunities related to rural child health. The
SIG provides education about the health outcomes
of rural children, and collaborates with AAP fellows, residents, families,
and community organizations to support the health of rural children.
- Communication: Maintain a network of electronic communications for rural health pediatricians to share information, address challenges, and provide support.
- Education: Develop Continuing Medical Education programs for the AAP National Conference and Exhibition
- Recruitment: Facilitate rural preceptorships for medical students and residents with SIG pediatricians by working with state Offices of Rural Health, medical school pediatric clubs and/or pediatric residencies.
- Retention: Identify strategies to improve the recruitment and retention of rural pediatricians.
The Rural Health SIG maintains an active listserv to disseminate information and foster communication among pediatricians in rural communities.
HOW TO JOIN
Current members of the Council on Community Pediatrics are eligible to join the SIG at no additional cost. Send an e-mail to COCP Staff with your full name, e-mail address, and AAP member ID number to join the SIG.
To become a council member, visit the COCP membership page.