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Do You Care For Immigrant Populations? Consider Joining DC AAP’S New Immigrant Health Committee

The newly created DC AAP Immigrant Health Committee is a group of providers with a common interest in caring for immigrant children and their families.  Our goal is to provide support for one another, share resources, advocate for immigrant children, and educate ourselves and others about current pertinent issues.

Based on a recent DC AAP online survey, we have recognized that there are many providers in the DC area who are directly caring for immigrant populations, and we have identified some common needs to help take care of this unique and vulnerable population. 


DC WIC is Making the Change from 2% Milk to 1% and Fat Free

image001The U. S. Department of Agriculture finalized changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to further improve the nutrition and health of the nation’s low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants and young children. The changes – which increase access to fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy – are based on the latest nutrition science.


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.


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).


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.


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 Park Rx America Prescription program on NPR’s morning edition. Park Rx America 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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