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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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 […]
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!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The Kansas Chapter is excited to announce that the KS Immunization App is now available! The app is free and very easy to download-just click on the appropriate link: The app, which is being funded by a grant from Immunize Kansas Kids and the Kansas Health Institute, is an attempt to help providers deal with the ever changing […]
KAAP is proud to announce the launch of the www.babybuffer.org as part of the Baby Buffer program developed through the AAP Healthy People 2020 grant awarded to the chapter. Baby Buffer is a parenting resource aimed to use social media to help pediatricians translate the science of toxic stress into guidance that helps parents of young […]