The American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence is committed to protecting children from tobacco and secondhand smoke. Clinicians, researchers, advocates, and families all play a critical role. The Richmond Center offers tools and resources to help clinicians and communities, as well as supports research and policy development to create a healthy environment for children, adolescents, and families. The Richmond Center was named for former Surgeon General Dr. Julius B. Richmond, and was established with generous support from the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute in 2006.
Did you know To date, the AAP Richmond Center has awarded 36 Visiting Lectureships across 21 states and three countries, including the US.
Did you know The AAP Richmond Center received 1,650 entries in the 2009, 2010, and 2013 AAP Children's Art Contests.
Did you know The AAP, through the Richmond Center, was one of 10 national organizations that provided technical assistance to communities funded by the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) initiative.
Did you know The AAP Richmond Center has formally trained 309 physicians and non-clinical tobacco control specialists around the world to be effective tobacco control advocates.