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AAP Backs New ACIP Recommendation on Influenza Vaccine


I’m writing with information and resources to help our members make the transition for the upcoming 2016-’17 influenza season in light of the recent recommendation that health care providers should not use live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) due to poor effectiveness. The decision made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) impacts your practice, and we want to provide timely information to help in your planning.


DC AAP Election Results


The results are in!  The DC AAP is pleased to announce the newly elected Board members and appointments starting July, 2016.  Marcee White, MD, FAAP took the reins as Chapter President on July 1st, transitioning from her previous position as Vice-President/President Elect.  We would like to extend our enormous appreciation to our outgoing President, Lanre Falusi, MD, FAAP, for serving as President of the chapter for the past two years. 


Support Common-Sense Proposals to Protect Children from Gun Violence


A Message from AAP CEO/Executive Director Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP

Dear AAP Members:

I write to you with the mass shooting that took place on Sunday in Orlando, Florida, at the forefront of my mind. Each of us is saddened, shocked and horrified at the loss of life; the loss of so many futures, and the families those loved ones left behind who will never completely heal from this.


Webinar – Pediatricians and Anti-Poverty Organizations: Building Bridges

council-on community-pediatricsJoin this Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity webinar, to hear from prominent AAP voices and leaders of state and local anti-poverty efforts. The webinar will address different ways that pediatricians can make the link between poverty and child health. You will also learn how local and state anti-poverty leaders have built alliances with pediatricians.


DC Medicaid Updates on Mental Health Screening, Newborn Enrollment & Permanent Rate Increase for Primary Care Services


Medicaid Update: Transmittal 16-17 -National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week and Mental Health Screening in Pediatric Primary Care

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – In recognition of Mental Health Awareness month and National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, the purpose of this transmittal is to inform EPSDT providers about the importance of mental health screening in the primary care setting, and other resources available in the District.


Please Support AAP June Gun Violence Prevention Campaigns


Help Support the AAP’s involvement in Wear Orange Day on June 2

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an active participant in the Wear Orange campaign on National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2, a campaign hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety to show solidarity against gun violence.  Post photos of yourself #WearingOrange on June 2, share the gun safety information on, change your social media profile photo, and encourage your followers to join the national conversation about gun violence.


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