Preventing Childhood Obesity Learning Collaborative
Pediatrics West 2014
Immunization Summit 2014
Awards and Recognitions
Hot Topics & Issues
Three free text messages are sent directly to your patient's cell phone each week, timed to the due date or baby's birthday. Messages start at pregnancy and go through the baby's first year. Tips include information on prenatal and infant care, immunizations, postpartum depression, nutrition, oral health, quit smoking, safety and more.
Text BABY to 511411
Consumption of Raw or Unpasteurized Milk and Milk Products by Pregnant Women and Children
Idaho's elected officials must decide whether to accept new Medicaid funds that would provide coverage for families earning up to 138% of the federal poverty level (only $32,500 for a family of four). This would extend Medicaid coverage to approximately 104,000 more Idahoans. As a pediatrician who cares for many underserved and uninsured children, I believe that enhancing Medicaid availability is absolutely essential.
Child Abuse Prevention
Child Passenger Seat Safety
Early Brain & Child Development
Ending Childhood Obesity
Electronic Health Records
Idaho Lead Advisory Committee
We need your help!The Idaho Chapter of the AAP is looking for a physician for the Idaho Lead Advisory Committee.If you are interested please contact Sherry Iverson at email@example.com or call 208-381-3033.More››
The members of the Idaho Lead Advisory would really appreciate the insight of a Pediatrician here in Idaho. The committee meets quarterly January, April, July, and October for 2 hours. Members may participate via phone conference.Our committee has been active since 2006, and is there is no specific term limit for being a member. This is completely on a volunteer basis. Our committee is comprised of a representative from the following agencies:
(A) Silver Valley Community Resource Center (2)
(B) Head Start Association
(C) A health professional
(D) Parent of a Medicaid child
(E) Representative from Environmental Health
(F) Non-voting, rotating representation from Regional District Health agencies
(G) Representative from the Infant Toddler Program
(H) Representative from the WIC Program
(I) Member at Large
(J) Staffed by the Division of Medicaid (2)
The purpose/mission of the Medicaid Lead Screening Advisory Committee is to provide information and advice to the Administrator of the Division of Medicaid regarding Blood Lead Screening for Idaho Medicaid children through a collaborative relationship with public health entities, educational entities, the Silver Valley Resource Center and private citizens.
(A) Improving parent/family education - The committee will recommend strategies for education efforts to increase the understanding of families on the importance of requesting blood lead screens for their children.
(B) Improve Blood Lead Screening rates by primary care providers through information and education - The committee will recommend information, education and intervention strategies for primary care providers to improve compliance with lead screening requirements.
Healthy Teen Relationships
Flu activity (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/summary.htm) is decreasing overall in the United States, yet influenza viruses are still circulating and causing disease. A total of 75 influenza-associated pediatric deaths for the 2013-2014 season have been reported to date. Influenza has been known to still circulate into May and June.
Vaccination remains the most important step in protecting against influenza. The AAP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urge everyone who still has not been vaccinated to get vaccinated now. Yearly vaccination is especially important for people who come in contact with high risk children in order to protect the child (or children) from the flu. An estimate of this season?s flu vaccine effectiveness (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6307a1.htm?s_cid=mm6307a1_w) to prevent influenza-associated illness was recently completed by the CDC.
Planning for the next flu season is already underway. The vaccine viruses recommended by the World Health Organization and the US Food and Drug Administration Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee for the 2014-15 influenza season are the same as those for the 2013-14 influenza season (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/vaccine-selection.htm). Everyone will still need their flu vaccine again next flu season, but some children, who normally would need two doses, will only need one dose because the strains will be unchanged from this season.
For more detailed influenza information, see the AAP Red Book Online Influenza Resource page (http://aapredbook.aappublications.org/site/flu/) or the CDC FluView (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/). All American Academy of Pediatrics ?What's the Latest with the Flu? messages can be found online (www.aap.org/disasters/flu). The AAP looks forward to working with each of you on influenza prevention and control efforts next year.
Medicaid Incentive Program
Newborn Health & Development
Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS)
Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
Respiratory Virus Tracking
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