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Academy Creates Blueprint To Guide Next U.S. President On Children’s Health Matters

blueprint-for-our-childrenby Melissa Jenco · News Content Editor ( | September 20, 2016

From poverty to education, the Academy has created a roadmap designed to guide the next U.S. president on issues that will impact children’s health and well-being.

AAP leaders and other experts gathered Monday to discuss the plan Blueprint for Children: How the Next President Can Build a Foundation for a Healthy Future.


Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness Course


This course prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident. Pediatric specific planning considerations include mass sheltering, pediatric-triage, reunification planning and pediatric decontamination considerations. This is not a hand-on technical course, but instead a management resource course for stakeholders like pediatric physicians, emergency managers, emergency planners and members of public emergency departments like EMS, Fire, Police, Public Health and Hospitals in field of disaster response and preparedness work.


PG County to Enforce “No Shots, No School” Policy – Help Needed to Avoid School Exclusions


Dear Pediatricians and Family Medicine Providers:

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) has vaccine requirements for children entering school from Pre-K through grade 12. In an effort to be proactive, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) began alerting all currently enrolled Pre-K students and sixth grade students regarding their immunization requirements for the 2016-2017 school year in February 2016.


DC AAP Offers Recommendations to DC Council on Access to Contraception Legislation

Dr. Krishna Upadhya, Chairperson of the DC AAP Adolescent Health Working Group, testified on behalf of DC AAP in support of Bill 21-707, the Access to Contraceptives Amendment Act of 2016.  Dr. Upadhya is an adolescent health medicine doctor with over 10 years of experience providing contraceptive care to adolescents and young adults in addition to conducting research on the topic.  


DC Chapter’s First Community Health Connect Happy Hour is a Great Success!

DC AAP welcomed nearly 70 attendees at DC AAP’s first DC Community Health Connect Happy Hour, co-hosted with George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Rodham Institute, on July 19th at Busboys and Poets.  The evening was generously sponsored by DC AAP, The Bainum Family Foundation, and The Rodham Institute. 


Chapter Member Testifies on E-cigarette Legislation

Dr. Morgan Greenfield, a pediatric resident and member of DC AAP, testified on behalf of the Chapter at a recent D.C. Council public hearing in support of Bill 21-780: Electronic Cigarette Parity Amendment Act of 2016. This bill would prohibit smoking electronic cigarettes in restricted areas in parity with prohibitions on traditional tobacco products.


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