We are very excited to announce the grantee for the second round of our Kansas Kids Fund – Pediatricians in Action grant! Dr. Kari Harris will be using grant funds to work with school nurses to promote hand washing in Wichita. The community collaboration to promote this important message to children will make a big impact. We can’t wait to hear more about her project over the next year.
The Kansas Kids Fund was also able to support the cost of CME credit so KAAP can provide the Progress in Pediatrics- Spring 2020 presentations free of charge to members virtually. Click here to visit the KAAP webpage to watch these great talks and earn CME.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Kansas Kids Fund so that we can continue to support innovative and important projects across the state of Kansas!
In 2019, Turn a Page. Touch a Mind.® (TAP-TAM) gave out 137,000 books at well-check appointments to children aged 6 months to 5 years of age at 135 sites throughout the state of Kansas. The books were given out by 698 participating TAP-TAM physicians and medical providers to assess the development of the patient and allow the providers to discuss age appropriate behavior. TAP-TAM books also assist providers in encouraging parent-child interaction and discussing the importance of reading books together at an early age.
For more information on supporting the Kansas Kids Fund, contact Shanna Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org.