We believe in the centrality of the family to the health and well-being of the child. We believe that “family, educational, social, cultural, spiritual, economic, environmental and political forces act...on the health and functioning of children”.
We believe pediatrics is “a synthesis of clinical practice and public health principles directed toward providing health care to a given child and promoting the health of all children within the context of the family, school and community”.
We are committed to collaborate “with other professionals, agencies and parents to achieve optimal accessibility, appropriateness, and quality of services for all children”.
We will “advocate especially for those who lack access to care because of social, cultural, geographic, or economic conditions or special health care needs”.
*Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2005. “The Pediatrician’s Role in Community Pediatrics”.