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Vision: Academic Pediatric Departments lead in care delivery, research, training, and advocacy that improves the health and wellbeing of children in their communities and throughout the world.

AMSPDC President, Dr. Sherin Devaskar (third from right) at the December 2, 2019 FOPO meeting in Washington, DC. We were joined by our partners at the UC Census Bureau to develop strategies to ensure every child gets counted in the 2020 Census.
Values Statement

MISSION: To improve the health and wellbeing of children through the development of the chairs of academic pediatric departments and support of their clinical, research, education, and advocacy missions.

VISION: AcademicPediatric Departments lead in care delivery, research, training, and advocacy that improves the health and wellbeing of children in their communities and throughout the world.

VALUES:

  • Integrity
    We are professional and honest in our working relationships and strive for equity and fairness in our decision making. We honor our commitments and hold ourselves accountable to the highest ethical and performance standards.
  • Collaboration
    We are committed to working together with each other, patient groups, and relevant professional organizations. We support a culture of participation and inclusion, including the formation of partnerships, and advocacy designed to influence public-policy and resource allocation decisions that impact children’s health. We respect differences among our members and their organizations, recognizing they are part of our strength, and freely share ideas to inspire and learn from one another.
  • Compassion
    We care about children and families and each other.
  • Innovation
    We support an organizational culture that values change and innovation.
  • Leadership
    As the leaders in academic pediatrics we model the values of our organization and help to develop the leaders of tomorrow.
  • Excellence
    We pursue excellence in all our core missions: clinical care, research, education and advocacy.
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