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Pfizer’s IGL&C Announces NEW Request for Proposals

Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGL&C) is the unit within Pfizer that provides independent grants to facilitate patient care improvements by supporting initiatives aimed at exploring approaches to closing gaps in clinical practice.  Pfizer IGL&C posts Request for Proposals (RFPs) related to addressing gaps in practice in order to identify and support initiatives designed to impact these practice gaps.


Update on DC WIC Formula Changes

In March 2014, the District of Columbia Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (DC WIC) advised pediatricians that Similac for Spit Up, Similac Sensitive for Fussiness and Gas, and Similac Total Comfort would be removed from the list of authorized formulas.

As of April 2014, the DC WIC Program has decided to continue to authorize Similac for Spit Up with a medical prescription.


Sickle Cell Disease Transition Program at Howard University

The Center for Sickle Cell Disease at Howard University has initiated a transition program for sickle cell disease patients.  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.


DC AAP Chapter Now Accepting Nominations for the Board

The Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is now accepting nominations for the Board.

  • Have you been wondering how to get involved with the DC AAP?
  • Do you have a vision for the practice of pediatrics in Washington, DC?
  • Do you have creative ideas on how to help kids but don’t know how to get them started?


SAMHSA Offers Free Online Mental Health Training

Your integrated care team may include professionals from primary care, mental health, and substance use. To work together, they must understand how each sector works and what it takes to successfully integrate primary and behavioral healthcare. 

The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) worked with experts to produce a variety of skill development trainings for members of the integrated care team.


2013 Impact Report from the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health & the Environment (MACCHE)

The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment (MACCHE) has released its first Impact Report which highlights their work from their 2013 grant cycle. 

The report can be found at under “Download the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment 2013 Impact Report” or by clicking here.


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