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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.


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


Pediatricians are the First Line of Defense for Children’s Oral Health

Qadira Huff, MD, MPH
February 10, 2016

Sitting in the clinic room at a 9-month well-child visit, a parent shoots me a fleeting quizzical expression after I recommend finding her baby a dentist by his first birthday. I can hear her thinking, “A dentist already? But he barely has teeth!”

It’s one of the many teachable moments I use to talk about establishing good oral health habits early.


DC AAP Partners with Mayor/Council on “Books from Birth” – DC AAP President Interviewed on ABC-7 at Program Launch

DC AAP President, Dr. Lanre Falusi with Mayor Muriel Bowser at the Books from Birth Launch

DC AAP President, Dr. Lanre Falusi with Mayor Muriel Bowser at the Books from Birth Launch

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On Thursday, February 4th, DC AAP participated as Mayor Muriel Bowser and Councilmembers Charles Allen and David Grosso launched a new DC early childhood literacy program. 


NBC-4’s Eun Yang Reports on Martha’s Table “Joyful Market” Featuring DC AAP “Ask the Doc” Booth



NBC-4’s Eun Yang’s story on the Joyful Market at Anne Beers Elementary features DC AAP Treasurer, Dr. Helene Felman, along with DC AAP members from the residency programs at Children’s National and Georgetown who staff DC AAP’s “Ask the Doc” booth at the monthly market, a collaboration between Martha’s Table, Capital Area Food Bank and the DC Public Schools. 


Why One Doctor is Prescribing Walks in the Park Instead of Pills – Past DC AAP President, Dr. Robert Zarr’s Park Rx America Featured in the Washington Post


Dr. Robert Zarr, past President of DC AAP, is featured in a great article about DC Park Rx in the Health and Science section of the Washington Post. DC Park Rx is  a community health initiative to prescribe NATURE to patients and families thereby encouraging outside time in one of 350 green spaces/parks rated in Washington, DC. 


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