Help KPF Continue to Grow

The Kansas Pediatric Foundation (KPF) funds programs such as Turn a Page. Touch a Mind.® early literacy program and the Kansas Kids Fund which awards grants to KAAP members. Please consider making KPF part of your year-end giving so we can provide more for the kids in Kansas. Learn more here: http://www.kansaspediatricfoundation.org/new_kpf/?page_id=738

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Cottonwood Pediatrics Earns Breastfeeding Designation

Congratulations to Cottonwood Pediatrics in Newton for earning a 4 Star Kansas Breastfeeding Friendly Practice Designation.  While earning the designation the clinic worked to make policies and environmental changes supportive of breastfeeding. Staff was educated on how to best encourage mothers to reach their breastfeeding goals, and what kind of community support is available when experts are needed. Cottonwood Pediatrics joins 17 other practices in Kansas who have earned the Kansas Breastfeeding Friendly Practice designation and are making breastfeeding support a priority in their practices.

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Pediatricians Pleased with New Vaccination Requirements

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.

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Community Engagement Sessions

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.

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HPV Quality Improvement Collaborative

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...

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In-Home Isolation After a Diagnosis of Influenza

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...

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KAAP Advocacy Day 2019

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__[0]=68.ARCZeyQ3aND46XnwBpR1Y6NJPZUXbV6sygwTGs6m765loWF_5i3bHMRGB2oSfxJ28TPMjziiZXehdQFz8WdDwDfP48zhHMCrCkraEgTEZU2UHMbmO0m8oG5JNTgRMwlN5fhDJ2pxDwBm7mlM5USA1I3BSCYQtkh52WsCmKm_6GpaSnWvIlSTLLOjefo8jDGkKsNYGHYH9Eij-jNrYmmqJeAHT8lJZnHWl0yXT1bVq74d4bQpL1WyFB4MVtCP7bmfb8nHZg-gNdaI43vq_sPC6lt1DVyBjsb8vHh0nhfDjYHp1CsFoVAtmk-CmY9aUCgD_3EbSf12l3KvLDoUWXR6ivMsRirCyCCL8lnAjhn2SPs0glOCePeCvbcxpkyps5QwlSkUfMtvFi3Ysb924KZ5FV_GZ0B6muwrLZsTdO9_gu3DEK7hyPXjd--YPxN2VpWQ-mwPkLO8iELWZmuCOZvn0ZbmqWB6I5bnt-nJ15W3MdlGlNWosx9u74meWOl9nIUTCI_gPCM3GTr6GpdKQ8ABNy4n&__tn__=HH-R

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