KAAP participated in the Kansas Health Summit on Breastfeeding on September 24, 2014 in Wichita, hosted by the Kansas Health Foundation and the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund. National, state, and local experts came together to create opportunities to overcome barriers to breastfeeding in Kansas. Summit participants were also able to learn about available resources […]
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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!
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 […]