Our Mission

The Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is committed to being a leading voice, advocate and authority for the physical, mental and social welfare of infants, children and adolescents, as well as the pediatricians who care for them.

Who is TNAAP?

The Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is a 501-c-3 not for profit incorporated educational organization/professional society for pediatric providers. Our main office is in Nashville, TN, but our 10 staff members work across the state on various programs and initiatives.

Educating Physicians

Many of the member pediatricians participate as advisors, trainer educators, and members of state advisory committees on issues related to children’s health. The TNAAP educates physicians, parents, pediatric professionals and the public about the needs of children. The TNAAP accomplishes its mission through advocacy, education, quality improvement and practice support.

In carrying out this mission, the TNAAP collaborates with state and local entities that touch the lives of children, including families, communities, media, public officials, insurers, and other advocacy groups.


The TNAAP has a 20+ year history of working in a public/private partnership with state government, state-wide and local nonprofit organizations, and foundations to meet the educational needs of pediatric professionals and the public as well as to accomplish public health goals. With our experienced staff, an established organizational infrastructure, and our expertise in medical education, the TNAAP strives to improve the health and well-being of Tennessee’s children and their families.