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DC AAP Chapter: Recipient of the 2013 National AAP Outstanding Small Chapter Award

049974da995c2da8c2c298306c082b93District Vice Chair, Dan Levy, MD, FAAP presents the District of Columbia Chapter with the 2013 Outstanding Small Chapter of the Year Award at the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Leadership Forum. Receiving the award on behalf of the chapter are Chapter President, Lee Beers, MD, FAAP; Chapter Executive Director, Nancy Schoenfeld, JD: and Chapter Vice-President, Lanre Falusi, MD, FAAP.

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Section on Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT) Initiates Advocacy Campaign

P.A.V.E. (Pediatricians Against Violence Everywhere) the Way to Firearm Injury Prevention.

Every child has the right to live in a safe home, play in the safety of others’ homes and live without fear of firearm injury.

This statement is at the heart of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Medical Students, Residents, and Fellowship Trainees annual advocacy campaign: P.A.V.E.

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DC AAP Members: Park Rx America Champions Needed!

Tired of spinning your wheels with chronic disease? Looking for a new way to prevent and treat obesity, asthma, and ADHD? Look no further. You will soon be able to prescribe time outside in Nature via DC AAP’s 350 Searchable Park Rx Database. Numerous studies show that spending time outside improves health outcomes.

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DC AAP Members: Improve Pediatric Asthma Care in Your Practice – and Receive CME & MOC Credit!

IMPACT DC has partnered with the DC Department of Health, Children’s National Health Network, DC PICHQ and the Maryland and DC AAP chapters to recruit and coach new practices for a new QI project to improve asthma care. If you are a pediatrician, family physician or other health care professional interested in improving your asthma care for children – and earning CME and MOC QI credit – here’s a great opportunity.

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APPLY NOW: 2014-2015 AAP National Committee Member Appointments

The AAP Board of Directors is soliciting nominations to fill 21 AAP national committee member vacancies for terms beginning July 1, 2014, as follows:

Child Abuse and Neglect (2)
Child Health Financing (3)
Coding and Nomenclature
Development (Districts VI and X) (2)
Federal Government Affairs
Fetus and Newborn (3)
Hospital Care
Infectious Diseases (2)
Medical Liability and Risk Management
Pediatric AIDS
Pediatric Research
Practice and Ambulatory Medicine
Residency Scholarship
State Government Affairs

The detailed information regarding this call for nominations may be found on the AAP Member Center: http://www2.aap.org/moc/leader/nominations.cfm.

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DC AAP Chapter Hosts DC Adolescent Health Advocacy Training Summit

The Honorable Yvette M. Alexander, Chair of the Committee on Health for the DC Council, addresses DC health care professionals and community advocates at the 2013 DC AAP Adolescent Health Advocacy Training Summit.

The Honorable Yvette M. Alexander, Chair of the Committee on Health for the DC Council, addresses DC health care professionals and community advocates at the 2013 DC AAP Adolescent Health Advocacy Training Summit.

The Honorable Yvette M. Alexander, Chair of the Committee on Health for the D. C. Council, addresses 95 DC health care professionals and community advocates at the 2013 DC AAP Adolescent Health Advocacy Training Summit.

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