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It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week!

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week!

Published December 8, 2014
Double the Impact of Your Gift NOW!

Double the Impact of Your Gift NOW!

Published December 1, 2014
Kansas Physicians Have Been Promoting Literacy for 10 Years

Kansas Physicians Have Been Promoting Literacy for 10 Years

Published October 31, 2014
Governor declines to support pursuit of federal funds to expand access to preschool

Governor declines to support pursuit of federal funds to expand access to preschool

Published October 7, 2014
Mental Health and Natural Disasters

Mental Health and Natural Disasters

Published August 15, 2014
Home-Based Telemedicine Family Counseling Sessions for Grief/Trauma

Home-Based Telemedicine Family Counseling Sessions for Grief/Trauma

Published August 7, 2014

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week!

December 8, 2014 No Comments

KAAP urges all Kansans to receive an annual flu vaccination to protect themselves and their loved ones.  The AAP recommends that children ages 6 months and older get immunized. Also, avoid spreading the flu virus by covering coughs and sneezes, washing your hands, and staying home when you are sick. National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 7-13, […]

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Double the Impact of Your Gift NOW!

December 1, 2014 No Comments

The Kansas Pediatric Foundation, charitable arm of KAAP is introducing the new Kansas Kids Fund with a matching gift opportunity from now until the end of the year!  KAAP Board members will match each gift given to the new fund, which doubles the impact of your gift. The Kansas Kids Fund will provide funding for initiatives […]

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Kansas Physicians Have Been Promoting Literacy for 10 Years

October 31, 2014 No Comments

It’s been a decade since KAAP developed the Turn a Page. Touch a Mind. ®  (TAP-TAM) early literacy program with the Kansas Health Foundation that now includes over 350 medical providers across the state.  TAP-TAM has put 500,000 books into the hands of Kansas kids and the program continues to grow thanks to the generous […]

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Governor declines to support pursuit of federal funds to expand access to preschool

October 7, 2014 No Comments

From Kansas Action for Children October 7, 2014 Kansas will not have the opportunity to apply for federal Race to the Top funds to increase access to preschool because Gov. Brownback has declined to provide a letter of support, an application requirement. The federal grant would have provided up to $60 million over four years. The governor […]

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Mental Health and Natural Disasters

August 15, 2014 No Comments

KAAP member Dennis Cooley, MD, FAAP wrote the following article posted on the CDC Public Health Matters Blog Joplin, Missouri was devastated by an F5 tornado in 2011. Heart to Heart International set up a clinic in a Walgreens parking lot near the hardest hit area to care for injured volunteers.  The clinic provided medical care on a […]

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Home-Based Telemedicine Family Counseling Sessions for Grief/Trauma

August 7, 2014 No Comments

The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) is offering home-based telemedicine family counseling sessions for children and adolescents who have been impacted by grief/trauma.  This program is available to qualified residents of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties and is supported by a grant from the REACH Healthcare Foundation.  The counseling sessions are provided at no cost […]

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Kansas HPV Rates Lowest in Country

August 6, 2014 No Comments

Kansas ranks lowest in US in HPV vaccination rates for girls.  Overland Park pediatrician and KAAP member Jennifer Mellick, MD, FAAP spoke with Kansas City’s Fox 4 News to raise awareness for the important vaccine.  Her most compelling argument?  She has given the HPV vaccine to her own kids!

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Transitioning Pediatrics to Adult Health Care: Practice Tools

June 25, 2014 No Comments

The Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition 2.0, which include customizable clinical tools, consumer feedback surveys, and QI measurement tools.  www.GotTransition.org has been redesigned with the latest transition information for health professionals, youth/young adults and families, researchers, and policymakers.

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New M-CHAT Information

June 23, 2014 No Comments

You may have seen an article in January 2014 Pediatrics about the validation study for  “new” M-CHAT – R/F.  The M-CHAT-R/F is a substantial improvement on the M-CHAT.  As true of the original M-CHAT, the M-CHAT-R/F can be used for screening children between 16 and 30 months for autism spectrum disorder.  The M-CHAT has several […]

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Appropriations Legislation Threatens Child Nutrition Programs

June 2, 2014 No Comments

From the AAP Department of Federal Affairs: On Thursday, the House Committee on Appropriations marked up its fiscal year (FY) 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, which contains funding for several programs important to child health, including: $6.6 billion for the Special Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants, and Children, or WIC, program, which is $93 million below the FY […]

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It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week!

KAAP urges all Kansans to receive an annual flu vaccination to protect themselves and their loved ones.  The AAP...

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