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Download the pdf This document highlights key strategies for managing COVID19 in a population of children. Please follow epidemiologic updates and guidance given by the CDC (CDC COVID19), the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (http://www.kdheks.gov/), and the AAP (AAP COVID19). Triage level of care: The vast majority of COVID19 infections in children are mild. These children are best cared for at home. This is the single most important message for families. Create postcards, texts, and on-hold recorded messages to families outlining what constitutes mild respiratory symptoms and what care can be done at home.Post signs and have information in your clinic outlining what constitutes mild respiratory symptoms and what care can be done at home (AAP Caring for Colds)....
OneCare Kansas is a free program to provide extra support for people who have KanCare insurance and have certain serious health conditions. These services can help make sure you have the right health care services for your condition as well as find and get support services in your community to help you stay as healthy as possible. Join us to learn more about who can participate in the program, the services that are available, and how to get started. Who should attend? People who are enrolled in KanCare and are living with Asthma, Paranoid Schizophrenia, or Severe Bipolar Disorder Family or community members or providers who support people living with the above conditions When? (choose 1 session) March 4, 2020 10:00-12:00 or...
Join one of the six community open houses throughout the state in January to learn how the health system is working for women, infants and children and share your own ideas about ways Kansas can better care for families through the MCH program. KDHE is holding the open houses in partnership with KU Center for Public Partnerships & Research (CPPR) as part of the Title V MCH Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment. Facebook event links:Salinahttps://www.facebook.com/events/832448253877843/ Hayshttps://www.facebook.com/events/547950396025739/ Lawrencehttps://www.facebook.com/events/799316773917316/ Chanutehttps://www.facebook.com/events/612930232785793/ Hutchinsonhttps://www.facebook.com/events/593123304774018/ Garden Cityhttps://www.facebook.com/events/462707224247437/
OCK Payment Structure Wednesday, December 18th, 3-4 pm Rates for the upcoming OneCare Kansas program will be released in early December. In this webinar, KDHE will provide a comprehensive description of the OneCare Kansas rate structure and how it was developed. It is recommended that any providers considering becoming a OCK Partner participate in this webinar prior to signing a contract to provide services. Registration (limited to 95 participants): https://tinyurl.com/uv4scsh More information: https://tinyurl.com/thp3mca
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
Thanks to all the presenters, attendees and exhibitors who made KAAP's Progress in Pediatrics a success this Fall. We look forward to seeing you on April 24th in Overland Park for PIP Spring 2020!
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.
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.