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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
Kansas HPV Rates Lowest in Country

Kansas HPV Rates Lowest in Country

Published August 6, 2014
Transitioning Pediatrics to Adult Health Care: Practice Tools

Transitioning Pediatrics to Adult Health Care: Practice Tools

Published June 25, 2014
New M-CHAT Information

New M-CHAT Information

Published June 23, 2014

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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Expanding Medicaid Infographic

May 27, 2014 No Comments

Please share this infographic about what it means to expand Medicaid in Kansas. Download the image here

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Template for Office Disaster Plan

May 20, 2014 No Comments

The following template was prepared to help our Chapter members in developing their own practice disaster plans. It was developed to be used in conjunction with the Preparedness Checklist for Pediatric Practices that was published by the American Academy of Pediatrics that can be easily downloaded at the Children and Disaster website. Every practice is different ...

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New Report: Medicaid Expansion in Kansas

May 12, 2014 No Comments

A new report shows that one in six Kansas adults under 65 lacks health insurance, even though tens of thousands of them have jobs. The study, released by the Kansas Center for Economic Growth, examines the potential economic boost to the Kansas economy if health coverage is extended to working men and women in various industries ...

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

From Kansas Action for Children October 7, 2014 Kansas will not have the opportunity to apply for federal Race to...

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