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The Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is interested in equipping pediatricians and the public with information on children’s health issues. As such, we have links to a number of beneficial resources.

Screening for Food Insecurity

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended screening for poverty and related issues as part of its commitment to providing optimal health care to children. The Mississippi Chapter is equally committed to providing support to its members, and has compiled a comprehensive list of poverty related referral resources, to aid in following the AAP’s recommendation.

Follow this link to access and download this resource: gallery/connecting families to state and local resources in mississippi.pdf

 

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HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting website backed by 66,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.  http://healthychildren.org


HEALTH PROMOTION
Bright Futures health promotion and disease prevention program for pediatricians.  http://brightfutures.aap.org/


IMMUNIZATION
The Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics supports childhood and adolescent immunizations and hopes to help educate parents and the community about the benefits of childhood immunization. We work to assure parents that extensive research over the past 10 years has found NO medical or scientific research showing that immunizations cause childhood developmental problems, including autism spectrum disorder. Click below to be linked to resources about the safety and efficacy of immunizations.


For Clinicians

Immunization Action Coalition: http://immunize.org/

MS State Department of Health: http://msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite/_static/14,0,71.html

American Academy of Pediatrics: http://2.aap.org/immunization/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/vaccines
Immunizations for Public Health: www.immunizationinfo.org

HPV resources are available to help pediatricians converse with their patients about the HPV vaccine. Visit http://cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/for-hcp/hpv-resources.htm

Related HPV articles:                                                                                                      

Pediatricians can lay out evidence to allay fears over HPV vaccine
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For Families

American Academy of Pediatrics Consumer Website: AAP-Healthychildren.org

Centers for Disease Control (for parents): http://cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/index.html

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP): http://vec.chop.edu/service/vaccine-education-center/

 

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

The Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition offers families a comprehensive approach to weight management. The Center has programs for both the prevention and treatment of overweight children.

 

American Academy of Pediatrics: www.aap.org/obesity

Algorithm for the Assessment and Management of Childhood Obesity in Patients 2 Years and Older

https://ihcw.aap.org/Documents/Assessment%20and%20Management%20of%20

Childhood%20Obesity%20Algorithm_v1015.pdf

 

Nationwide Children’s: http://nationwidechildrens.org/center-for-healthy-weight-nutrition
 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: http://rwjf.org/en/our-work/topics/childhood-obesity.html

 

Alliance for a Healthier Generation: http://healthiergeneration.org/

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program: http://healthiergeneration.org/schools.aspx

Let’s Move - White House Obesity Prevention Initiative: http://www.letsmove.gov/

Center for Mississippi Health Policy: http://mshealthpolicy.com/category/childhoodobesity/

Mississippi State Department of Health, Office of Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity:
http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/43,0,289.html 

Mississippi Office for Healthy Schools’ Obesity in MS Report:
http://healthyschoolsms.org/documents/MSDEObesityBookweb.pdf

MS Healthy Students Act Information:
http://healthyschoolsms.org/ohs_main/MShealthystudentsact.htm

 

Mississippi Kids Count: Mississippi Indicators of Child, Family, and Community Health:
http://kidscount.ssrc.msstate.edu/data/mississippi-kids-count/ms-data-books/
 

INFANT DEATH/BEREAVEMENT

MS SIDS and Infant Safety Alliance website: www.ms-sids.org

Provides bereavement and education services.

 

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Cerebral Palsy Guide: https://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/. Helping children with Cerebral Palsy.

 

Cerebral Palsy Group provides free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy:  https://cerebralpalsygroup.com/cerebral-palsy/

 

DISASTER PLANNING
Hospitals can also ensure day-to-day emergency preparedness and promote disaster readiness for children by taking steps to have the appropriate resources (eg, equipment, medications, policies and personnel) and professional education necessary to provide effective pediatric emergency care. Evidence shows that these efforts will improve pediatric readiness in all hospital settings and communities. http://aap.org/disasters/index.cfm
 

PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY EMERGENCIES

From the ACLS training center, a Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies Algorithm.