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DC AAP Recommends Expanded Scope for the Council’s Safe Sleep for Infants Act of 2015

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The D.C. Council has introduced the Safe Sleep for Infants Act of 2015. This bill would require all birthing centers and mid-wives to review safe sleep practices with new parents as well as have the parents sign a ‘commitment letter’. DC AAP Advocacy Chair, Dr. Ankoor Shah, testified on behalf of the DC AAP regarding this bill.

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Free CME Training in Perinatal Mental Health

logoThe Maternal Mental Health Program at Mary’s Center has received a grant to provide training and education in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) to professionals throughout Washington, DC. Trainings can be arranged on-site at your workplace, and can be delivered in a one-, two-, four-, or six-hour session; or multiple sessions, depending upon your preference.

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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

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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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