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American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter IV

 5000 Campus Drive
 Newport Beach, CA 92660
[P] (949) 752-2787
[F] (949) 752-2788
[email protected]
Jamie McDonald
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Organization DBA American Academy of Pediatrics - Orange County Chapter
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-3731523 00000



Mission StatementMORE »

To achieve optimal health for all Orange County children by promoting pediatric excellence.

Mission Statement

To achieve optimal health for all Orange County children by promoting pediatric excellence.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2020
Projected Expenses $528,352.00
Projected Revenue $528,352.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Reach Out and Read - Orange County
  • No Child Hungry

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Mission Statement

To achieve optimal health for all Orange County children by promoting pediatric excellence.

Background Statement

The American Academy of Pediatrics -Orange County Chapter (AAPOC) is a community organization and affiliate of the national AAP. AAPOC was founded in 1982 and represents nearly 500 Orange County member pediatricians, pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists, allied health providers, and professionals serving children in Orange County. Our mission is to ensure optimal health for all Orange County children by promoting pediatric excellence.
To attain our mission, AAPOC focuses on three external strategies as priorities: 1) excellence in care; 2) thought leadership and advocacy; and, 3) solving children’s health problems. We are committed to delivering innovative, sustainable services to promote health and well-being for all Orange County children within these strategies. In ensuring excellence in care by our pediatric community, AAPOC develops and coordinates regular, quality continuing medical education and offers practice quality improvement programs to local providers to build the network of excellence we strive to achieve. Our advocacy efforts support high quality health care by creating a strong voice for children’s health at the local, state and federal levels. We work to inform our pediatric members and partners about the policy issues affecting Orange County children.

Impact Statement

AAPOC’s strategy to solve children’s health problems is our greatest investment of resources and time. Our membership and staff are committed to developing community programs which focus on the highest needs of our Orange County children and their families. Our priority initiatives include
  • Reach Out and Read: a national, evidence-based program which prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with physicians to prescribe books and encouraging families to read together. This early-literacy program focuses on children 6 months – 5 years old, trains and supports medical providers who give books to children at well-exams, and provides advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud. Reach Out and Read builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop essential early literacy skills in young children via the existing healthcare infrastructure.

  • No Child Hungry: a local project designed to help identify and fight food insecurity in Orange County by promoting a validated 2-item questionnaire that can help identify families at risk of being food insecure, and helping families discreetly find access to food and food assistance resources. We do this by distribution of the “Need Food?” cards, which include a text messaging system that will provide enrolled users access to resources 2-3 times per month.

  • Developmental Screening: AAPOC promotes formal, early childhood developmental screening, in the pediatric office whenever possible, and helps to link pediatricians to local resources in the community to help pediatricians refer to services, when needed. AAPOC is collaborating with Help Me Grow, Orange County and other organizations to promote community awareness about early childhood developmental screening. We are also embarking on a project to increase developmental screening in the clinical setting through quality improvement projects.

  • Injury and Violence Prevention Initiative: AAPOC provides expertise, evidence-based guidelines and public policy advocacy for childhood injury and violence prevention. We do this by developing and distributing educational materials regarding child safety and injury prevention to families throughout Orange County; through review and reporting on childhood injury data; and by advocating for policies to strengthen child safety.

  • School Health: Strengthens connections between local pediatricians, schools, and community resources. We recognize the importance of strong linkages between primary care providers and the schools. AAPOC works to cultivate these linkages through a variety of endeavors, including the following: and active chapter school health committee; professional education of school nurses; parent education and resource sharing between schools and pediatricians; pediatrician champions who represent AAPOC in the community; and, chapter affiliate membership for school health professionals.

  • Mental Health: Pediatric providers, and more importantly primary care physicians play a critical role in meeting children’s mental health needs through the early identification of risk factors and emerging mental health concerns. AAPOC has played a role in supporting these needs by identifying community resources and referral options for physicians to access.

Needs Statement

AAP-OC seeks philanthropic funding as membership dues and educational events only cover 50% of the cost of our programs and services. These charitable contributions ensure that we are able to continue to serve thousands of children and their families through our extensive network of healthcare professionals, public policy makers, and parents who come together to help solve the most pressing pediatric health concerns challenging us today. Our programs and services help to advance optimal childhood health indicators in early literacy, food insecurity, mental health, developmental screening, school health, injury and violence prevention, and immunization.

 $250 – 50 books, and funds 5 children for 5 years of participating in Reach Out & Read

$500 – Covers participation of 10 parents in our educational conference to include helping their children with learning disabilities, facing bullies, and staying in school.
$1000 – Connects more than 1,000 children to needed resources for food, mental health, and developmental services.

CEO Statement


Board Chair Statement


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Checks payable to CA4, AAP Phone donations are accepted (949) 752-2787 In-kind donations are also accepted.

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County

Organization Categories

  1. Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines - Pediatrics
  2. Mutual & Membership Benefit - Professional Societies & Associations
  3. Community Improvement, Capacity Building -



Reach Out and Read - Orange County

Reach Out and Read is a practice-based early-literacy program, where physicians give a developmentally-appropriate new book to children ages 6 months through 5 years old, during well-child visits. Physicians counsel families about the importance of reading aloud daily with their children, and promote the love of reading and books in the exam and waiting rooms. For many children we serve, the books provided at these visits are the only ones they have in their home. Parents report that they read aloud more often because their doctor has told them it is the single-most important thing they can do to help their child develop a love of books and reading, which in turn prepares them to enter school ready to learn. Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based program: children who participate in the program enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills. We currently have 60 participating practices/clinics, and provide books and counseling to over 75,000 young children.
Budget  $75,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Literacy
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Families
Program Short-Term Success  Reach Out and Read Orange County serves over 75,000 children. We are working to ensure that all of the children participating in the program receive their new, developmentally appropriate book. This part of the program is our most challenging component of the program; while we have 100% of participating practices (60) providing counseling about the importance of reading aloud; we are able to provide only 65% of the books that are to go out to the children. We are striving to raise funds to increase this to 100%.
Program Long-Term Success  Reach Out and Read - Orange County is working to ensure that all Orange County children have access to their own books, and are instilled with a love of reading that prepares them to learn once they enter school. As we continue to establish the program in more practices throughout Orange County, we are also expanding our reach beyond the 5 year mark and will be providing counseling and books (when available) to children through age 9 (3rd grade). 3rd grade marks the time when children are expected to read to learn, rather than learn to read. The reading level at 3rd grade is often used as an indicator of student success in school.
Program Success Monitored By  Reach Out and Read - Orange County sites are required to submit program reports every six months. Data collected include number of eligible well-child visits, number of books distributed, and demographics of the patient population. In addition to these reports, we also are in regular communication with our program site physicians and staff to ensure the program is working as intended, and to provide technical support. 
Examples of Program Success  We have received much anecdotal information regarding the program and how it is working in the practices. One practice in particular has institutionalized Reach Out and Read as a standard of care in her practice. She budgets to purchase/acquire books for her office and waiting room, and will continue to provide 100% of her eligible patients with books, even when we are not able to provide her what she needs. We have a number of committed pediatricians and early literacy specialists who have recently come together to form an advisory committee. This committee is meeting to establish Reach Out and Read in all pediatric practices, and to also assist in expansion efforts by working on obtaining books that are free or at a reduced cost.

No Child Hungry

No Child Hungry was developed to eliminate food insecurity in Orange County by distributing information about local food resources. Utilizing the Hunger Vital Sign, participants are screened to determine their food security status by responding "often true," "sometimes true," or "never" to the following statements: "Within the past 12 months we worried whether our food would run out before we got money to buy more" and "Within the past 12 months the food we bought just didn't last and we didn't have money to get more." If participants are considered food insecure, they are provided a credit-card sized Need Food card. This card is a simple and discreet resource printed with instructions in English and Spanish to subscribe to the program by sending a text message to the code on the card. Once a participant subscribes, they are connected to local food resources such as food pantries, soup kitchens, seasonal meal events, and Cal Fresh/WIC/ school lunch program enrollment assistance.
Budget  25,000
Category  Health Care, General/Other Public Health
Population Served Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 
The No Child Hungry program's success has been evident through its sustainability with our current partners. Our current partners have remained committed and request additional Need Food cards as their supply decreases. We are raising awareness about food insecurity in Orange County and collaborating to inform others about the resources that are available to the food insecure population. We also encounter food secure community members who are eager to share Need Food cards with their communities. 
Program Long-Term Success 
Children growing up in food insecure households are more vulnerable to short-term and long-term negative health outcomes. Risk factors that contribute to these outcomes may include limited resources, as well as the lack of awareness of resources to help. Targeting food insecure children ensures they grow and develop into healthy adults and with a decreased risk of health conditions such as heart disease. Hunger and food insecurity are 100% preventable in children and adults and our goal is to contribute to the effort to address both of these issues today, so that the risk of health conditions such as obesity and heart disease does not increase and so that the children in Orange County have nutritious food, healthy weights and healthy hearts. 
Program Success Monitored By  Within the past year we have distributed about 3000 Need Food cards and we currently have over 150 subscribers who are receiving food resource information. We also developed a survey in English and Spanish to evaluate the No Child Hungry program. Preliminary results indicate that 32% of participants who responded to the survey connected to services provided through the No Child Hungry program. We are continually collecting data on how many cards are distributed, where they are distributed, new partnerships that come on board, and new messaging provided through the text messaging service. We are also continuing to evaluate the impact of the service on the resource acquisition by participants.
Examples of Program Success  Preliminary results of our participant survey indicate users of the "Need Food" cards are connecting to services they need. Additionally, we have many pediatric practices, clinics, family resource centers, and other service providers requesting we provide the cards and card stand where their clients/patients come. Finally, we are connecting with more food insecurity resource providers in Orange County to promote and connect clients to their services.


CEO/Executive Director Jamie S McDonald
CEO Term Start July 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Ms. Letitia Clark Feb 2013 June 2015
Ms. Dian Milton Apr 2010 Sept 2014

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
-- -- --


Award Awarding Organization Year
-- -- --


Affiliation Year
-- --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education - Accreditation 1987



Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 2
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 3
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: --
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Dr. Katherine Williamson MD, FAAP
Board Chair Company Affiliation Southern Orange County Pediatric Associates
Board Chair Term July 2019 - June 2020
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Dr. Phyllis Agran MD -- Voting
Dr. Eric Ball MD, FAAP Southern Orange County Pediatric Associates Voting
Dr. Connie Bartlett DO -- Voting
Dr. Reshmi Basu MD, FAAP Pediatric and Adult Medicine Voting
Dr. Theodore Heyming MD -- Voting
Dr. Gregory Kennedy MD -- Voting
Dr. Vinh Lam MD Pediatric Surgical Associates Voting
Dr. Harry Pellman MD, FAAP Edinger Medical Group Voting
Dr. Sharief Taraman MD, FAAP CHOC Voting
Dr. Katherine Williamson MD, FAAP Southern Orange County Pediatric Associates Voting
Dr. Hillary Zieve MD, FAAP CHOC-UCI Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 9
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 5
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 60%
Written Board Selection Criteria --
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy --
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

  • Education
  • Finance
  • Nominating
  • Program / Program Planning
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
  • Technology


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2019 to June 30, 2020
Projected Revenue $528,352.00
Projected Expenses $528,352.00
Form 990s

2018 Form 990

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

Audit Documents

Audit Review - AAP-OC Chapter

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $365,135 $392,495 $345,998
Total Expenses $430,640 $421,664 $375,414

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$15,104 $244,214 $5,485
Government Contributions $100,000 $0 $152,000
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $100,000 -- $152,000
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- $0
Earned Revenue $166,319 $146,704 $126,680
Investment Income, Net of Losses $4,106 $1,577 $1,155
Membership Dues $73,405 -- $61,872
Special Events $6,201 -- $-1,194
Revenue In-Kind -- -- $0
Other -- -- $1,194

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $265,427 $286,225 $278,919
Administration Expense $165,213 $135,439 $96,495
Fundraising Expense -- -- $0
Payments to Affiliates -- -- $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.85 0.93 0.92
Program Expense/Total Expenses 62% 68% 74%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $689,101 $761,980 $769,574
Current Assets $687,178 -- $768,320
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- $0
Current Liabilities $75,356 $82,730 $61,155
Total Net Assets $613,745 $679,250 $708,419

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 9.12 0.00 12.56

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

CEO Comments

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the audited financial statements and Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.


Other Documents

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