District of Columbia Chapter American academy of pediatricsDedicated To The Health Of All Children
The DC Chapter of AAP is dedicated to promoting the optimal health and development of children and adolescents of Washington, D.C. in partnership with their families and communities, and to support the pediatricians who care for them.
DC AAP Fall Dinner & Symposium | Strategies to Combat Racism on Child Health
November 21 | Catholic University
The program will equip providers and community members with strategies to combat the effects of racism on child and adolescent health. Attendees will work with pediatricians to identify strategies to implement AAP policy recommendations.
Data & Decisions: The Impact of Public Policy Lecture Series
The Threat of the Undercount of Young Children: Why Counting Children in the 2020 US Census Matters?
November 12 | 8-9 am | Children’s National Hospital’s Auditorium
This series will feature leading academics and experts who can demonstrate how we can better inform public policy decisions through advocacy. The lectures will provide a unique opportunity to connect with leaders in research, advocacy, public policy, and data. Young children are missed in the Census more than any other age group and the impact can be devastating to communities. In fact, the 2010 Census undercounted more than 10% of all children under age 5 in the U.S. Presenter: Dr. William O’Hare, a national census expert for the Count All Kids Committee.
Immigrant Child Health Toolkit
The Immigrant Child Health Toolkit was created by the members of the Immigrant Child Health Committee of the DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. It is intended for use by medical providers caring for recently arrived immigrant children in their practice. We hope that this toolkit will be a valuable resource both during and around a patient’s medical visit.
DC AAP Impact Report
DC AAP is comprised of 450+ pediatricians committed to the optimal health and development of children and adolescents of Washington, DC. DC AAP is tackling some of the greatest health inequities to Washington, DC’s children and adolescents. Our approach is to design early interventions, connections families to services, and to advocate policy for needed systems change. In everyday practice, pediatricians experience the first hand health, social, and emotions challenges for their patients. DC AAP becomes the connector to develop solutions for healthier outcomes. In all, members are mindful that Hope Starts With Us!
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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...
Dr. Krishna Upadhya, Chair of DC AAP’s Adolescent Health Working Group, testified on behalf of DC AAP on Thursday, July 7th at a DC Council hearing in support of the “Prohibition Against Selling Tobacco Products to Individuals under 21 Amendment Act of 2015” and the...
On April 12th, DC AAP members Dr. Yael Smiley and Dr. Ankoor Shah testified on behalf of DC AAP at the DC Council’s Committee on Health and Human Services’ Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Health Budget Oversight Hearing. Dr. Smiley testified in support of funding for...
Members in the News
SOURCE: http://thehill.com By Dr. Ankoor Y. Shah - 01/26/17 07:15 AM EST As I ended my day a couple weeks ago in my Southeast D.C. pediatrics clinic, I noticed my last patient was a 16-year-old for an asthma follow up visit. Before walking in, I reviewed her medical...
SOURCE: http://www.mdedge.com Publish date: January 23, 2017 By: Whitney McKnight Frontline Medical News Confidentiality and access to timely, appropriate medical care are the rights of adolescents seeking to terminate a pregnancy, according to an updated policy...
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...
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