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DC AAP Testifies at DC Council Hearing on Federal Immigration Raids

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Dr. Nathalie Quion, Co-Chair of the DC AAP Immigrant Child Health Committee, provided strong testimony on the health effects on children of Federal Immigration Raids at a November 17th DC Council public hearing on the “Sense of the Council Regarding Federal Immigration Raids Resolution of 2016.” To view Dr.

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Pediatrician: Vote as if young lives depend on you

Shannon Brockman (WC Poulton /)

Shannon Brockman (WC Poulton)

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel
By Shannon Brockman, New Voices columnist

With the general election quickly approaching on Nov. 8, the time has come to make sure that your voice is heard.

As a pediatrician, I plan to use my voice and my vote to ensure that the needs of our state’s more than 4 million children are prioritized by our elected leaders.

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DC AAP Board Member, Dr. Jessica Weisz, Featured for Her Efforts to Screen for Toxic Stress in Washington Post

Nadine Burke Harris, a pediatrician in San Francisco, is advocating for all children to be screened for traumatic experiences, which, research shows, have a long-term impact on health. She is a Heinz Award winner  (Photo by Jason Henry)

Nadine Burke Harris, a pediatrician in San Francisco, is advocating for all children to be screened for traumatic experiences, which, research shows, have a long-term impact on health. She is a Heinz Award winner (Photo by Jason Henry)

In an October 25th article in The Washington Post’s Health and Science section, Dr.

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DC AAP’s Dr. Ankoor Shah Publishes Zika Article in The Hill

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SOURCE: The Hill on August 16, 2016, by Dr. Ankoor Y. Shah

In Pediatrics, prevention is everything. I spend my days giving vaccines to prevent Measles, urging healthy eating habits to prevent obesity, and counseling about smart contraceptive management to prevent teen pregnancy. So as a pediatrician, it absolutely baffles me that Congress has not passed legislation to fund a federal response for the Zika Virus, a response that can prevent an epidemic.

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Chapter Member Named New DCPS Deputy Chief of Student Wellness

heidi-schumacherDC AAP Member, Heidi Schumacher, MD FAAP has joined DC Public Schools as the new Deputy Chief of Student Wellness. In her new position, Dr. Schumacher will work with her teams to: (1) Improve health outcomes for students; (2) Provide high-quality mental health supports to students; (3) Create and implement appropriate 504 supports and services for students; (4) Ensure overall student health and wellness; and (5) Maximize Medicaid revenue to support these services to students.

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DC AAP President, Dr. Lanre Falusi, Honored as 40 Under 40 Leader in Health Award Recipient

The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) recently announced the establishment of the 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health Awards, honoring influential young minority leaders making a difference in health care.  Congratulations to our very own DC Chapter President, Lanre Falusi, MD, FAAP who received an award.  The winners will be honored at the 2016 NMQF Leadership Summit on Health Disparities and CBC Spring Health Braintrust

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