The American Academy of Pediatrics develops state fact sheets, advocacy reports, training modules and more to help support and improve health care for children.
On this page, the Nevada Chapter of the AAP posts resources for members to use when advocating for children in our state.
Pediatrics is different than adult medicine.
In a world where a child’s zip code is a greater predictor of health outcomes than a child’s genetic code, the Nevada AAP sees no greater advocacy issue than assuring that every child in Nevada has access to a medical home.
Pediatric Subspecialty Shortages: A Threat To Kid's Health
Pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists care for children with special health care needs. Since physicians in many pediatric subspecialties are in short supply, children and families face challenges in accessing timely health care. Pediatric subspecialty shortages mean traveling long distances to get care, waiting weeks or months to get an appointment with a subspecialist, going without care altogether, or getting care from providers with less specific training.