Pediatric General Assembly Day

Each year, the Virginia Chapter of the AAP recognizes an individual(s) in our Commonwealth who stand up for the rights, values, and recognition of Virginia’s children.

Dr. Sandy Chung, President of the Virginia Chapter, AAP presented Dr. Bela Sood with the 2018 Virginia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Child Advocate Award in recognition for all her support of many of our proactive initiatives as well as your tireless advocacy work throughout the years.

Our Virginia Chapter members wanted Dr. Chung to personally thank Dr. Sood, for her significant contributions to healthcare for Virginia’s children.

Dr. Sandy Chung presents
Dr. Bela Sood with award.

Virginia State Legislature

The Virginia state legislature is in active session this month, with hundreds of bills proposed affecting minors & families.

Thank you to our pediatricians who came out to speak up for children, and to the representatives for listening.

The VA-AAP asks that you join us in supporting our top priorities for 2019 – improving access to mental healthcare, ensuring coverage of essential health benefits in new insurance plans, gun violence prevention and reducing food insecurity/poor nutrition in our state.