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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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Transitioning to Adult Health Care: Practice Tools & New Website

got-transitionThe Center for Health Care Transition Improvement – Got Transition recently released The Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition (2.0), which define components of transition support and are based on the clinical report, “Supporting the Health Care Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home“, developed by the AAP (led by the Council on Children with Disabilities), the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Physicians.

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New EPSDT Guides And Resources Available

teen-oral-careCMS has recently published a trio of guides to support states in their work to implement EPSDT, the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents. The first guide provides an overview of the benefit, and summarizes CMS policy on screenings, diagnostic services and treatment services. It also covers permissible limitations, medical necessity, and access topics.

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Free Global Immunization Educational Toolkits for the Office!

image001The Academy, a founding partner of the UN Foundation Shot@Life campaign, is offering free educational toolkits for members interested in raising awareness about vaccine-preventable diseases and their effects globally through the Shot@Life campaign by educating families in pediatric practices. Resources include promotional Shot@Life materials for the office (posters, pens and t-shirts) and educational tools such as info cards for parents/patients and talking points on global immunizations.

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WIC-Potato Health Professional Sign-On Letter

The potato industry is lobbying to have white potatoes included in the WIC foods package, which is currently tightly prescribed based on documented nutritional deficiencies. Surge Congress to stop the industry’s attack on the scientific integrity of WIC by signing the National WIC Association’s letter.

Sign on Our Letter to Protect the WIC Food Package!

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