The American Academy of Pediatrics is an international organization with headquarters in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. In the Americas, it is divided into geographical areas called districts, which may comprise one or more states. The larger states are further divided into chapters.
The state of California is District IX, which has four chapters: Chapter 1 includes all 48 Northern California counties (the dividing line being the southern borders of Monterey, Kings, Tulare and Inyo counties). Chapter 2 includes seven of the ten Southern California counties: Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside; San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. Chapter 3 includes Imperial and San Diego counties; Chapter 4, Orange County.
Chapters 1 and 2 were originally organized in February 1955, Chapter 2 then comprising all ten Southern California counties. Chapter 3 was established in October 1961 and Chapter 4 in October 1985.
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