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DC Council Introduces AED/CPR Legislation

dc-councilOn June 2, Councilmember Yvette Alexander, along with 7 other members of the DC Council introduced the “CPR and AED Requirements Act of 2015” (B21-243):

The bill would require all schools in Washington, DC to have at least one automated external defibrillator (AED), and require certain school personnel to be trained in AED use and CPR.


Be SMART! Join Moms Demand Action’s Gun Violence Prevention Campaign

bs-smart-for-kidsMoms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has launched Be SMART, a public education campaign asking gun owners and non-gun owners alike to take simple steps to reduce the number of unintentional shootings, suicides, and homicides that occur when children or teens get a hold of guns that are not stored responsibly. 


DC AAP Executive Director Advocates Before DC Council for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Funding

On April 22nd and May 1st, DC AAP Executive Director, Nancy Schoenfeld, testified at the D.C. Council Committee on Health and Human Services Budget Oversight Hearings advocating for reauthorization of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Fund Establishment Act of 2014 to provide another year of funding for numerous highly effective teen pregnancy prevention programs. 


Comprehensive DC Child & Adolescent Mental Health Resource Guide Now Available

baby-smiling-mental-healthThe DC Collaborative for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care is pleased to let you know that their comprehensive Child & Adolescent Mental Health Resource Guide is now available and can be accessed via the DC AAP website at DC HealthCheck. From there, you can access the full guide, or individual sections.


Chapter Hosts Successful Symposium on Human Trafficking – Check Out New Resources for Pediatricians at

Great turnout tonight for @DC_AAP session on #humantrafficking! Check out  to learn more

Great turnout tonight for @DC_AAP session on #humantrafficking!
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On April 30th DC AAP hosted our Annual Spring Meeting and Dinner which featured a symposium on “Human Trafficking and Health Care.”  The event was held at the Advisory Board Company, and was sponsored by Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN) and The District Church. 


Immigrant Health Committee Awarded Healthy People 2020 Grant – You Can Help by Sharing Your Experience Caring for Immigrant Children

Washington Post, John Moore/Getty Images

Washington Post, John Moore/Getty Images

The DC AAP’s Immigrant Health Committee has recently been awarded the Friends of Children Healthy People 2020 Grant.  As one of five AAP chapters in the nation to win the grant, they will be working to create a “toolkit” for primary care providers to care for recently arrived immigrant children called “Esperanza:  Coordinated Care and Excellence for Immigrant Children.”

In design of the toolkit, they will be collaborating with the group Design for America (DFA). 


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