The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Thursday it would award the Academy $350,000 to help prepare providers. The funds come on the heels of a $450,000 award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the Academy and the American... READ MORE
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL — The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) agrees with the interim recommendation today from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recommend that live attenuated influenza vaccine... READ MORE
The State of Alaska has sponsored the Cleft Lip and Palate Clinics for over 20 years. As the State of Alaska faces budget challenges, state employees have been assessing current services to determine the best use of limited resources. Southcentral Foundation (SCF), a health care... READ MORE
The Campaign for Dental Health (CDH) is a network of local children’s and oral health advocates, health professionals, and scientists, who work together to raise public awareness about oral health, emphasizes prevention, and provides accurate science-based information about why... READ MORE
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book finds today’s youth — Generation Z — are healthier and completing high school on time despite mounting economic inequality and increasingly unaffordable college tuition. Aided by smart policies and investments... READ MORE
Situation American Academy of Pediatrics, Alaska Chapter seeks to increase awareness for Meningitis among pre-teens, teens and their parents in Alaska and increase the number of vaccinations for the disease. It seeks to leverage the power of social networks like Facebook to reach... READ MORE
Medicaid Parity for the Children of Puerto Rico and all US Territories AAP Policy Statement on Personal Belief ( Non medical) exemptions for immunizations Supporting Pediatricians who discharge families who refuse to immunize AAP support of Planned Parenthood’s and other... READ MORE
Alaska passed a ballot measure legalizing marijuana for recreational use in November 2014. ln February 2016, the state finalized its marijuana regulations. Among the notable provisions within the regulation to protect children: Marijuana dispensaries may not be opened not be... READ MORE
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