The Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI) Program is a national program of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) designed to improve residency training by supporting pediatricians in becoming leaders and advocates to create positive and lasting change on behalf of children's health.
The CPTI Program provides faculty and residents with:
- Technical Assistance & Resources
- Networking Opportunities
- Funding Opportunities
To empower future pediatricians to become leaders and advocates to improve the health of all children in their communities through promotion and support of residency training activities. To advance the field of community pediatrics through promotion and support of residency training activities.
All pediatric resident graduates have the ability to collaborate, advocate and promote effective community activities that advance child health in their communities.
- To promote child advocacy by enhancing resident educational and experiential opportunities
- To increase community partnerships to enhance resident knowledge and skills to practice community pediatrics
- To promote faculty development and scholarship that advances community activities and training
- To promote and support evidence-based community practices to improve child health
- To achieve institutional change that incorporates and sustains Community Pediatrics
HOW TO BECOME INVOLVED
Pediatricians can be involved in their communities and implement new residency training curriculua focused on developing community-based initiatives at various levels of commitment. If you are currently involved in or thinking about becoming more involved in community-based activities contact your CPTI Program staff.
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Jeffrey Kaczorowski, MD, FAAP
CPTI Director, University of Rochester
Benjamin Hoffman, MD, FAAP
CPTI Associate Director, Oregon Health and Science University
Jeanine Donnelly, MPH
CPTI Manager, American Academy of Pediatrics