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Child & Adolescent Mental Health Resource Guide

The DC Collaborative for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care created the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Resource Guide for use by pediatric primary care providers in the Washington, DC area. This guide aims to provide a comprehensive listing of community behavioral health resources for children and adolescents in the District of Columbia.

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Enhancing Pediatric Emergency Department Readiness to Care for Children

Enhancing the pediatric readiness of the nation’s emergency departments (EDs) to care for children is of utmost importance to improve the quality of care and outcomes for ill or injured children. To achieve this goal, the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the EMS for Children Innovation and Improvement Center have partnered with the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, and Emergency Nurses Association to support a pediatric quality improvement collaborative to recognize medical facilities based on pediatric readiness.

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Removing the Barriers: Providing Culturally Competent Care to LGBTQ Clients

Join us March 23rd for a provider seminar with CEU Credits!

Continuing Education Units for: Physicians, Nurses, and Social Workers

Join the Rodham Institute and our partners AmeriHealth Caritas DC and Whitman-Walker Health for an upcoming practitioner seminar:

This activity counts toward the LGBTQ cultural competency requirement for licensing in the District of Columbia.

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Give your Voice on DC’s Children Health Policy

DC AAP is a member in the Bainum Family Foundation’s Birth to Three Policy Alliance, which focuses on building systems-focused policy for infants and toddler and their families.  The Alliance will be bringing together members to discuss DC’s health system and how well its working for young children. DC AAP members have an opportunity to share their expertise on this topic. 

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WE NEED YOUR INPUT! – Brief Survey on Caring for Recently Arrived Immigrant Patients

Dear pediatric office staff member,

We are conducting a needs assessment of recently arrived immigrant patients and their pediatrics providers. We are interested in evaluating your perceptions regarding the needs of this patient population with respect to health, wellness, and resiliency. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.

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DC AAP Immigrant Health Committee Survey

The DC AAP Immigrant Health Committee is planning a regional workshop for Spring 2017 to address common mental health concerns of immigrant children, to provide strategies for pediatricians, and to allow conversations with community partners including our school, mental health and legal colleagues.  This collaboration can lead to more effective advocacy on behalf of immigrant children for improved care and resources.

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