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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.
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This online toolkit was created by our pediatric health care providers to provide resources and information that can be used to promote the health and well-being of children of all ages. It includes content for clinicians, parents, caregivers, teachers, and children related to mental health, COVID-19, childcare, and more.
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.
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Resource Guide
This searchable resource guide contains over 300 community mental health resources throughout the DMV. Users can apply filters specific to insurance and service type (e.g., perinatal mental health, early childhood, family supports) to generate a list of potential resources for families.
Child & Supporting Your Child’s Development Parent Handout
Ryan Gibbons was an energetic 12-year-old boy with chronic asthma. On October 9, 2012, he suffered from an asthma attack at school and tragically died before he could access his rescue inhaler. Disturbingly, as per...
February 20-23 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, AZ. Three weeks left to register for early bird rates. The Practical Care of the Adolescent & Young Adult Course will provide attendees with a state-of-the-art review of...
The Section on Early Career Physicians (SOECP) is pleased to welcome applications for the 2020-2022 class of the Young Physicians Leadership Alliance (YPLA), a three-year training program designed to develop leaders...
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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