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Saturday, October 17th, 2020

10am to 2pm | Rain or shine

Heritage Square

113 N 6th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Admission: Free!

About the speak up for kids event

The Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Strong Families AZ are calling all superheroes to unite in the battle against the forces that threaten child health and well-being. You have the power to join forces with Arizona’s leading pediatricians and health care professionals to Speak Up for Kids!

This FREE outdoor event is open to the public! Hundreds of excited families and community members are expected to participate in the event festivities. Come dressed up as your favorite superhero, and have a great time for a great cause!

Because every child deserves to be safe, healthy and protected, this event celebrates a day of awareness and encourages all Arizonans to participate in child advocacy efforts, be a voice for children, and Speak Up for Kids.

Free Vision + Hearing + Dental Screening Insurance Enrollment Assistance Free Car Seat Checks Get Your Picture Taken with The Ghostbusters + Giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!

Event Partners

The mission of the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to improve the health of Arizona children and support the pediatric professionals who care for them.

Strong Families AZ, is a network of free home visiting programs that helps families raise healthy children ready to succeed in school and in life. Our programs focus on pregnant women and families with children birth to age 5.

When child health was a concern last year, superheroes from across the Valley united to battle the threat at Speak Up For Kids.
See how it all turned out in the video below.

AzAAP and Strong Families work to support families in keeping their children healthy. Parents know who they should go to when their child is sick. But Pediatrician visits are just as important for healthy children.

Well-Child Exam FAQ

What is a well-child exam?

A well-child exam is another name for a yearly physical or a checkup. It’s an appointment you schedule when your child isn’t sick so that a doctor can ensure that your child’s physical and mental growth are on track.

What should I expect at a well-child exam?

The doctor will take measurements and perform a thorough physical exam of your child, and may ask you questions about your child’s behavior. This is all to make sure your child is developing as expected. The doctor or nurse may also give your child vaccinations. As a parent, the appointment is a chance for you to ask questions or get advice.

At what ages should my child have a well-child exams?

  • 3-5 days
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months
  • 3 years, and every year after

The benefits of Well-Child Visits:

Prevention - Your child gets scheduled immunizations to prevent illness. You also can ask your pediatrician about nutrition and safety in the home and at school.

Tracking growth and development - See how much your child has grown in the time since your last visit, and talk with your doctor about your child’s development. You can discuss your child’s milestones, social behaviors and learning.

Raising concerns - Make a list of topics you want to talk about with your child’s pediatrician such as development, behavior, sleep, eating or getting along with other family members. Bring your top three to five questions or concerns with you to talk with your pediatrician at the start of the visit.

Team approach - Regular visits create strong, trustworthy relationships among pediatrician, parent and child. The AzAAP recommends well-child visits as a way for pediatricians and parents to serve the needs of children. This team approach helps develop optimal physical, mental and social health of a child.