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Sickle Cell Disease Transition Program at Howard University

ATP_Flyer.Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease, (HUCSCD) has initiated a transition program for sickle cell disease patients, ages 13-21 years. This is based on the need for adequate transition of sickle cell disease patients to adult care. The Adult Transition Program (ATP) was designed to ensure a comprehensive and successful transition of pediatric age patients to adult care.

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AAP Chapters and Title V Working Together

“How 3 AAP chapters and Title V are improving the lives of children with special needs” was published in the July issue of AAP News in collaboration with the National Center for Medical Home Implementation at the AAP and our partners at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP).

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NYU Survey on Physician Responses to Vaccination Refusal

logo_nyulmcThe Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center is inviting Pediatricians to participate in a survey about how physicians respond to vaccine refusals.  The survey focuses on gathering information regarding how many parents refuse vaccinations for their children, the reasoning behind these refusals, and the strategies that physicians do (or do not) employ to convince parents to vaccinate.

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To Make Children Healthier, A Doctor Prescribes A Trip To The Park

Dr. Robert Zarr, second from right, leads a hike through a park in Washington, D.C. - Diana Bowen/National Park Service

Dr. Robert Zarr, second from right, leads a hike through a park in Washington, D.C.
PHOTO: Diana Bowen/National Park Service

DC AAP Past-President, Dr. Robert Zarr, discusses the DC Park Rx Prescription program on NPR’s morning edition.  DC Park Rx is a community health initiative designed to prescribe NATURE to patients and families to encourage outside time in one of over 350 rated green spaces/parks in Washington, DC.

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Ten Questions America’s Voters Deserve Answers To: The Gun Sense Voter 2014 Federal Candidate Questionnaire

gun-sense-questionnaireUnlike the NRA, we’re making our questionnaire available to the public. And we’re asking our supporters to take the questionnaire to see how easy it is for candidates to make their positions clear.

Use the this tool to get a feel for the questions we’re asking candidates and elected officials – and use the buttons at the bottom to embed it on your own site or share it online.

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CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health Announces Updates and New Items on Teen Pregnancy Prevention Web Site

  • image010blackfemaleteen_hispanicmaleteenNew Web page especially for teens, designed with input from teens!
  • New items on our page for Health Care Providers:
    • Revised teen-friendly clinic graphic available for download, printing and distribution.
    • Video with CDC’s Dr. Denise Jamieson discussing how health care professionals can help further reduce teen pregnancy rates.
  • Final 2012 teen birth data are now available on the About Teen Pregnancy Web page.


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