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.
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
By Breanna Smith, American Academy of Pediatrics As some of you might be aware, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working together to ensure that all...
By Sarah Haley, MD, Second Year Resident We know that Americans consume on average > 30 pounds of added sugar a year. We also know that sugary beverages account for over half of American’s source of added sugar and...
Absenteeism is a growing issue for children in the District of Columbia, with nearly half of the city’s high school students considered chronically truant. However, a student is considered absent if they are tardy for 20% of the school day which contributes to the...
The D.C. Council has introduced the Safe Sleep for Infants Act of 2015. This bill would require all birthing centers and mid-wives to review safe sleep practices with new parents as well as have the parents sign a 'commitment letter'. DC AAP Advocacy Chair, Dr. Ankoor...
On behalf of DC AAP, Dr. Jennifer Tender (a Board Member and Breastfeeding Committee Co-Chair), wrote testimony in support of the Universal Paid Family Leave Act of 2015, which was discussed during a public hearing on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015. The Bill,...
Members in the News
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...
DC AAP Board Member, Dr. Jessica Weisz, Featured for Her Efforts to Screen for Toxic Stress in Washington Post
In an October 25th article in The Washington Post’s Health and Science section, Dr. Jessica Weisz, DC AAP Board Member and pediatrician at CCI Health and Wellness Services, was interviewed about how research on adverse childhood experiences (ACES) is influencing...
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...
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