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2016 Immunization Schedules Include Several Updates

by H. Cody Meissner, M.D., FAAP

hcpThe 2016 immunization schedules for children and adolescents from birth through 18 years of age include several changes from last year, including updated recommendations for the human papillomavirus (HPV) and meningococcal B vaccines.

The schedules are approved annually by the Academy, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to reflect current recommendations for use of vaccines licensed by the Food and Drug Administration.

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DC AAP Takes Stock of a Successful 2015

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The DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics had a very successful 2015 — advocating for the health and well-being of children, collaborating with partner organizations, agencies and institutions on child health issues, and providing quality educational seminars for child health providers in the nation’s capital.

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We held educational symposia, convened working groups, and created partnerships with academic centers, community organizations, DC government,  local practitioners and families to improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents on issues including human trafficking, marijuana use in adolescents, improving breastfeeding rates, Perinatal HIV and Hepatitis B, family education on nutrition and preventive health and ongoing work on teen pregnancy prevention, early childhood mental health, and immigrant child health.

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Next round of CATCH Planning, Implementation and Resident Grant Opportunities Available – Applications Accepted May 2nd to July 29th, 2016

THE 2016 CYCLE 2 CATCH CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS CLOSED
Applicants will receive notice of funding decisions by May 15, 2016
The 2017 Cycle 1 Call for Proposals will be open from May 2 to July 29, 2016

boysmiling-roundedASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE
A network of pediatricians and pediatric residents is available to help you with everything from proposal development to project implementation.

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D.C. will Eliminate Fees at City’s Fitness Centers in 2016

Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks in this October file photo. Her office announced Wednesday that fees at city-run fitness centers will be eliminated next year. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images )

Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks in this October file photo. Her office announced Wednesday that fees at city-run fitness centers will be eliminated next year. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images )

December 30, 2015

SOURCE: The Washington Post

Fulfilling a New Year’s resolution to exercise more in 2016 just got cheaper for D.C.



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School-Based Health Alliance Releases SBHC Census Report and Children’s Health & Education Mapping Tool

school-based-health-allianceThe School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) just released 2 exciting products:



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UNITY Consortium Adolescent Vaccination QI Study – Recruiting Practices, Can Your Organization Help?

unity-logoUnity Consortium is inviting practices to apply for participation in an important new study, the “Pursuit of the Three Cs: Confident, Concise, and Consistent Physician Recommendations for Adolescent Vaccines”. Potential benefits for participating and study highlights include:

  • Improve adolescent immunization quality metrics performance
  • Improved outcomes from healthcare provider-parent/teen vaccination dialogue
  • Multi-faceted communications guidance (“best practice”) for delivering clear, confident and concise vaccination recommendations
  • On-site training expert and research assistant to work with your practice staff
  • Data collection to track progress and evaluate impact of intervention

Unity Consortium welcomes an opportunity to discuss this groundbreaking study with interested practices.

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