About Us: The heart of what we do.

Who we are

The Tennessee Pediatric Society Foundation was created by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics to promote innovative programs to improve the health, safety, and well-being of Tennessee’s children. The Foundation seeks tax-deductible contributions and grants to support these programs, which are designed and implemented by Tennessee pediatricians.

WHY We Do What We Do

  • We VALUE the children and families of Tennessee.
  • Our VISION is for healthier, safer children across the state.
  • Our PURPOSE is to provide pediatricians the opportunity to make a difference in communities throughout Tennessee.
  • Our MISSION is to promote innovative programs to improve the health, safety, and well-being of Tennessee’s children.

The Tennessee Pediatric Society Foundation was created by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics to promote innovative programs to improve the health, safety, and well-being of Tennessee’s children. The Foundation seeks tax-deductible contributions and grants to support these programs, which are designed and implemented by Tennessee pediatricians.

Pediatricians

“The Foundation serves as an incubator for pediatricians to take their ideas for improving the health of Tennessee ‘s children from concept to reality. The infrastructure of the Foundation makes logistics easy: with grant-writing assistance, accounting, and the opportunity to serve as a fiscal agent if needed. The only physician requirement is that the individual come up with a solution to a problem they see every day.”

— Jessica Tuberty, MD, Johnson City, TN

Children

During our Health In Progress (HIP) - Middle School Walk/Run Program, an exercise initiative developed by a TNAAP pediatrician through the Foundation, one student did not have appropriate shoes needed to participate because her parents could not afford to buy them. The Foundation arranged for a local store to donate a nice pair of running shoes to the child. Imagine the look on her face when she saw them!

Families

“Having a pediatrician you can trust is important to me — as it is for any mother. My two children have seen their pediatrician for 16 years. She always puts me at ease as I know she provides the best care possible and takes time to talk with me about any concerns I might have. To me, when it comes to the care for my children, there’s no better person than my pediatrician.”

— Janet Smith, Nashville, TN

 

 

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