The Florida Pediatric Foundation (FPF) is the charitable arm of the Florida Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP). FPF expands the work done through FCAAP by supporting advocacy efforts and community programs that directly benefit Florida’s children and families. From educational programs and community engagement to raising money for initiatives that provide direct services to kids, FPF goes above and beyond to improve the lives of the kids we serve.
FPF Foundation Board
Lisa A. Gwynn, DO, MBA, MSPH, FAAP
FPF Vice President
Juan Felipe Rico, MD, FAAP
Rana Alissa, MD, FAAP
The Chapter and FPF participate in the annual Children’s Week event in Tallahassee. Children’s Week, which draws more than 5,000 attendees, is hosted annually at the Florida State Capitol and reminds lawmakers to put kids first while considering bills. The Chapter and FPF co-host a booth in the Capitol Courtyard to interact with kids and families and to share resources.
FCAAP PEDIATRIC TRAINEE LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY TRAINING PROGRAM
Each year, FCAAP and FPF host the Pediatric Trainee Legislative Advocacy Training Program for medical students and residents from across Florida. Following participation in FCAAP’s Virtual Legislative Advocacy Training Program, these newly minted advocates, accompanied by FCAAP leadership, get a behind-the-scenes look at the legislative process, and meet with lawmakers to discuss pending legislation that impacts children and the practice of pediatrics in Florida. Medical Students and Residents: Check with your Pediatric Department Chairs and Residency Program Directors for details on special in-person 2023 Children’s Week Activities for Trainees!
Feeding Florida is the state’s united network of 12-member food banks that work to solve hunger by providing a healthy, adequate, and consistent food supply to every community every day. Through the generosity of our donors, FPF helped Feeding Florida continue this work on the ground and provide access to healthy food and other much-needed resources directly to children and families affected by Hurricanes Ian and Nicole.
THE CLEO Institute
No Kid Hungry Florida
Lock It Up!
CONTRIBUTE TO THE FLORIDA PEDIATRIC FOUNDATION (FPF)
You can support programs like the ones above with a tax-deductible donation to FPF. No gift is too small! Donate below using PayPal and, to make your gift go further, please consider choosing the “Make this a monthly donation” option. It’s an effortless way to give and to help children right here in Florida.
The Florida Pediatric Foundation, Inc. is the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP). Through the Florida Pediatric Foundation (FPF), FCAAP supports state-wide and community health care programs that benefit children, adolescents, and young adults and supports quality improvement projects designed to improve pediatric healthcare in the state. Contributions to FPF are tax-deductible. Please consult your tax adviser for more information.