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August is National Immunization Awareness Month


National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) begins on August 3rd.  Below are links to some helpful resources for promoting NIAM.  Please note, NIAM is divided into four weekly themes:

For more information, please visit the CDC website, or the AAP Immunization Initiatives website.


CDC Twitter Chat: Vaccinating Teens and Preteens – Monday, July 28, 3-4 pm ET #vaxchat

logo_35939On Monday, July 28 from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm ET, @CDCizlearn is hosting a Twitter #vaxchat with healthcare providers, state/local health departments, health organizations and medical associations on vaccinating teens and preteens. In this peer-to-peer conversation, we’ll identify barriers, relay strategies and share resources to better serve our families. RSVP at


Advocates for Youth offers CDC Contraceptive Guidance for Health Providers

advocates-for-youthWith the generous support of CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Advocates for Youth is pleased to offer CDC Contraceptive Guidance for Health Provider materials to help improve the delivery of family planning services for teens in the District of Columbia.

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As a health care provider, you play a critical role in helping DC teens reduce their risk for early pregnancy.


National AAP President-Elect Responses – “How Can You Help ME Take Care of Children?”

Every year, the two candidates for President-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics are asked to submit brief responses to questions about their respective visions and priorities for the Academy.

This year, Dr. Joseph Hagan of Burlington, VT and Dr. Benard Dreyer of New York, NY have responded to the following question:  “How can you help ME take care of children?”

Benard P.


AAP Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) – Journal Articles and Pearls

Please see the articles and practitioner-friendly study summaries regarding second-hand smoke below from Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) section of the AAP.

Implementation of a Parental Tobacco Control Intervention in Pediatric Practice
Strict Smoke-free Home Policies Among Smoking Parents in Pediatric Settings

PROS Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE) Study
The Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE) Intervention: A Decade of Lessons Learned
PROS Clinical EffImplementation of a Parental Tobacco Control Intervention in Pediatric Practice

Please visit the PROS website for more information.


Top 10 Adopted Resolutions from the 2014 AAP Annual Leadership Forum

At the close of the 2014 Annual Leadership Forum on Sunday, March 16th, all voting members present were invited to select the Top 10 resolutions they felt were of most importance to the grassroots of the Academy.  Please click here for a report of the prioritization of 2014 Adopted Resolutions.


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