|(Now Archived) Upcoming webinar! Bright Futures and Oral Health: Strategies for Promoting Oral Health Within the Well-Child Visit|
When: Wednesday, December 11th, 11am - 12pm CT
AMCHP is excited to host an upcoming webinar in partnership with the Bright Futures National Center and the Section on Oral Health at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The webinar will provide attendees with important insights related to the promotion of oral health within the well-visit, and review strategies for overcoming common barriers. Presenters from AMCHP, the AAP's Section on Oral Health, and Bright Futures will highlight valuable resources that will assist states and communities in reaching their oral health promotion goals.
Click here for an archived recording of the webinar.
|New article! Resources for Promoting Healthy Behavioral and Emotional Development in Adolescents|
Bright Futures authored an article that was included in the October/November 2019 edition of the AMCHP Pulse: Emerging Issues in Maternal and Child Health. The article highlights the emphasis on behavioral and emotional health throughout the Bright Futures Guidelines, and provides an overview of important tools and resources from the Bright Futures National Center and the American Academy of Pediatrics that can help clinics and communities in promoting healthy behavioral and emotional development in adolescents.
Click here to read the article.
|Questions? Contact Us!|
Would you like more information about Bright Futures materials and resources? Contact us at email@example.com, or 630/626-6783.
|HealthyChildren.org Celebrates 10 Years!|
Ten years ago today, HealthyChildren.org was born! The AAP would love it if you would share in the celebration by posting a quick birthday message for HealthyChildren.org on your favorite social media site (here are links to get you to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest quickly). Please use the hashtag #HC10thBirthday so the AAP can easily find and read your birthday wishes—and include a link to HealthyChildren.org, of course!
Take a look back on the past 10 years of helping parents raise happy, healthy children with this video.
|New Policy Statement - Unique Needs of the Adolescent|
The AAP recognizes the special health challenges of adolescence, which is a time of change – physical, cognitive and emotional – that is a normal part of development, with a policy statement, “Unique Needs of the Adolescent.” The policy statement emphasizes the need for preventive care and counseling for adolescents, who are more prone to engage in risky behaviors as they push toward autonomy. The policy statement includes a list of online resources that cover mental health, substance use, confidentiality, sexual and reproductive health, and physical and psychosocial health.
Click here to read the policy statement.
|New Podcast Episodes - "Food Insecurity" and 2019 AAP National Conference and Exhibition "Innovations in Obesity Forum Highlights"|
In partnership with the AAP Bright Futures National Center, AAP Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight has created a pilot podcast series called Conversations About Care. The focus of the series is to highlight pragmatic and lively conversations between health care professionals. Host, Sandy Hassink, MD, FAAP, dialogs with guests about important themes in practice associated with healthy childhood weight and related practical strategies and resources to support patient-centered care within the changing landscape of medicine and social norms.
Episode 2 - Food Insecurity
In Episode 2, Sandy Hassink, MD is joined by Ryan Buchholz, MD, FAAP, to discuss food insecurity as a social determinant of health, and go over examples of what food insecurity may look like for different families. They also share ideas and challenges about screening tools, use of local and national resources, and hopes for the future.
In a bonus episode, Victoria Rogers, MD, FAAP and Jennifer Groos, MD, FAAP meet to reflect on the 2019 Innovations in Obesity Prevention, Assessment and Treatment Forum at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition. To listen, visit the Conversations About Care Podcast series webpage.
|New Podcast Series - Gaining Ground: The Primary Care Pediatrician's Role in Public Health Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs|
Receiving care within a well-functioning system is essential for all children and youth, especially those with special health care needs. Primary care pediatricians, state Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) / Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) programs, and families all play an important role in strengthening this system. Developed by the National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home, in partnership with the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Family Voices, Bright Futures National Center, Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Children with Disabilities, and AAP Council on Community Pediatrics, faculty in this 3-part podcast series discusses real-life examples, strategies, and opportunities to develop partnership between Title V MCH / CYSHCN programs, primary care pediatricians, and families. Faculty provide an overview of the history and current functions of state Title V MCH / CYSHCN programs as well as benefits of multi-disciplinary partnerships. Tools and resources discussed during the series have been compiled and are free and accessible to the public.
|New AAP Resource - Supporting Youth who are Addicted to Nicotine|
The AAP Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence and Section on Tobacco Control are pleased to share a new resource, “Supporting Youth who are Addicted to Nicotine: Advice for Pediatricians.” This resource is intended to help pediatricians talk with youth about nicotine addiction, and support them in attempts to quit using tobacco and e-cigarettes. For more information about addressing tobacco and e-cigarettes in practice, please visit the AAP Richmond Center webpage.
|U.S. Preventive Services Task Force - Annual Report to Congress |
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 charges the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) with making an annual report to Congress that identifies gaps in the evidence base for clinical preventive services and recommends priority areas that deserve further examination.
In 2019, the Task Force’s “Ninth Annual Report to Congress on High-Priority Evidence Gaps for Clinical Preventive Services” highlights research gaps from its recommendations related to mental illness, substance use, and violence prevention. These important topics affect the health and well-being of many Americans. The report calls for more high-quality research to understand these complex health issues and how clinicians can meaningfully assist their patients in preventing them.
Click here for more information about the Annual Report to Congress.
|Lead Exposure and Children's Health Social Media Toolkit|
Over 500,000 children in the U.S. have elevated blood lead levels. These children are more likely to have learning difficulties, behavior and speech problems, hearing loss, and other health and developmental concerns. At its highest levels, lead exposure can even result in death.
The good news is that childhood lead poisoning is 100 percent preventable. Download the toolkit below to use on your own social channels and make sure to tag @NICHQ so they can like and share your post.