The Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (KAAP) applauds the decision by Kansas Department of Health and Environment to include hepatitis A and MenACWY vaccines in school immunization requirements. This regulation will protect Kansas children and make the school environment safe so they can continue to attend school and learn without missing time for preventable illness. Pediatricians understand the importance of immunization for the health and safety of each individual person and for the public health. Besides clean water there is no other intervention that has had a greater impact on the health and wellbeing of our population than routine immunization. Vaccines save up to three million lives every year across the world. Read the full news release.
Join one of the many Community Engagement Sessions across Kansas and share your expertise! Information from these sessions will help Kansas create a strategic plan for early childhood. The next session will be in Hays at 10 a.m. on June 4th. Governor Kelly will be in attendance. Click here for the complete schedule.
People around the country are coming together with a simple message: there's more we can do to end gun violence. Wear Orange events are happening across Kansas this weekend. Find one near you!
14 million new HPV infections occur every year. 80% of people will contract HPV over their lifetime. 27,000 people in the US get cancer caused by HPV each year. You are key to preventing HPV-related cancer. Join the movement and enroll in the HPV QI Project today. Join pediatricians from six states and as you participate in a self-directed QI program designed to improve HPV immunization rates in clinics and communities across the Midwest. Enhance your knowledge of the HPV vaccine and learn how to overcome vaccination barriers while earning certification credits. Participate in a collaborative virtual learning environment with expert physician-guided education. Work with other clinicians through virtual discussions to analyze interventions, results and opportunities for improvement. 100% of the clinicians...
Thank you so much for all those who attended or exhibited at Progress in Pediatrics (PIP) - Spring 2019. We hope to see you October 10-11 in Wichita for Progress in Pediatrics (PIP) - Fall 2019!
By Lisa Gilmer, MD, FAAP The KAAP received an email from KC based urgent care provider with questions about school notices stating that anyone diagnosed with influenza needed to stay home for 5-7 days regardless of when they become afebrile or start to feel better. KAAP reached out to KDHE for more information on Kansas’s isolation regulations for influenza. According to the KDHE Requirements for Isolation and Quarantine of Infectious or Contagious Diseases- Influenza Control which went into effect in May 2019, non-hospitalized children with influenza should remain in home isolation for 7 days following onset of illness or for the duration of illness if the case is immune-compromised, except when seeking medical care.1 The KDHE regulations are in line...
On February 12, 2019, KAAP members spent the day at the state capitol in Topeka to hear about important initiatives, provide child health education and meet with legislators. The primary focus of this Advocacy Day to educate about and provide support for the Family First Prevention Services Act which provides funding to services that can prevent children from entering foster care. Learn more about our day by watching the video below or reading the KAAP Advocacy Day information sheet. For even more photos of the day, visit the KAAP twitter page or search for #KAAPAdvocacyDay. WIBW news link Advocacy Day Handout 2019 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=ms.c.eJxly7ENACAMA7CPUEIpof8~%3BhtggrJZMMMUVisw~_ObPxEriMcpEeWegquugXXxUmAZy1AUYdIGw~-.bps.a.10157183735461165&type=1&__xts__=68.ARCZeyQ3aND46XnwBpR1Y6NJPZUXbV6sygwTGs6m765loWF_5i3bHMRGB2oSfxJ28TPMjziiZXehdQFz8WdDwDfP48zhHMCrCkraEgTEZU2UHMbmO0m8oG5JNTgRMwlN5fhDJ2pxDwBm7mlM5USA1I3BSCYQtkh52WsCmKm_6GpaSnWvIlSTLLOjefo8jDGkKsNYGHYH9Eij-jNrYmmqJeAHT8lJZnHWl0yXT1bVq74d4bQpL1WyFB4MVtCP7bmfb8nHZg-gNdaI43vq_sPC6lt1DVyBjsb8vHh0nhfDjYHp1CsFoVAtmk-CmY9aUCgD_3EbSf12l3KvLDoUWXR6ivMsRirCyCCL8lnAjhn2SPs0glOCePeCvbcxpkyps5QwlSkUfMtvFi3Ysb924KZ5FV_GZ0B6muwrLZsTdO9_gu3DEK7hyPXjd--YPxN2VpWQ-mwPkLO8iELWZmuCOZvn0ZbmqWB6I5bnt-nJ15W3MdlGlNWosx9u74meWOl9nIUTCI_gPCM3GTr6GpdKQ8ABNy4n&__tn__=HH-R
We are so excited to announce that applications are being accepted for the new Pediatricians in Action Grant! Thank you to all who donated to the Kansas Kids Fund through the Kansas Pediatric Foundation for making this possible. You can find links to the RFP and application below. Applications will accepted until March 29, 2019 and are restricted to current KAAP members. RFP Grant Application
We did it! We exceeded our goal for Kansas Pediatric Foundation by more than $6,000! To all of the generous contributors, we cannot thank you enough. What a tremendous beginning to 2019 for kids in Kansas! To learn more about KPF, click here.
A new AAP ECHO with lead surveillance will offer MOC Parts 2 and 4 for practices completing the program. The deadline to apply is January 7th. Practices may apply to participate here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LeadECHOapplication. Practice applications are due by January 7, 2019. A PDF of the application is attached for reference Below is some additional information about the project and what is required of participating practices. If you have additional questions or concerns, please let me know. Thank you! This is a quality improvement project that uses the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) methodology. The project runs January – July 2019. Participating practices will: Form a multidisciplinary practice based team Complete monthly retrospective deidentified chart reviews Hold a monthly...