New Adolescent Health Webpage and Resources on AAP.org
Clinical and educational materials related to confidential clinical preventive services for adolescents and young adults are freely available on the new AAP adolescent health webpage: www.aap.org/AdolescentHealthConsortium. A series of videos, infographics, and posters directed at adolescents and parents were created as part of the Adolescent Health Consortium project, a collaboration between American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists aimed to increase knowledge and utilization of confidential health care services for youth. The webpage also includes a report that details project aims, research findings, and practical steps that pediatricians, parents, and youth can take to support adolescent and young adult health (consistent with the Bright Futures Guidelines). Key AAP resources are also available on the webpage for easy reference.
|New Podcast Episode! Conversations about Care|
The Conversations About Care Podcast, created by AAP Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight in partnership with Bright Futures, highlights pragmatic and lively conversations between health care providers about important themes. They identify practical, practice related strategies associated with healthy childhood weight and share resources to support patient-centered care within the changing landscape of medicine and social norms.
In this conversation, Dr Sandy Hassink is joined by Natalie Muth, MD, FAAP, a dual-board certified pediatrician, registered dietitian, obesity medicine physician and a lead author of the AAP policy titled "Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents." Dr Muth is also the current Chair of the AAP Section on Obesity. Drs Hassink and Muth discuss current recommendations and strategies for addressing sugary drink consumption with families in a primary care setting. They also discuss national policy and advocacy recommendations that are on the horizon.
To listen, visit the podcast webpage at https://ihcw.aap.org/Pages/Podcast.aspx.
|New Online Course - Milestones Matter: Don't Underestimate Developmental Surveillance|
The AAP offers a FREE online PediaLink course that highlights the importance of developmental surveillance as an essential component of the new recommendations in the clinical report titled, “Promoting Optimal Development: Identifying Infants and Young Children with Developmental Disorders Through Developmental Surveillance and Screening.” This course will help health care professionals recognize the value of early identification and intervention when developmental delays are suspected, and to identify the key surveillance and screening steps to incorporate into practice. Participants are eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 1 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 points.