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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Bright Futures health promotion and disease prevention program for pediatricians.

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:

MS State Department of Health:,0,71.html

American Academy of Pediatrics:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Immunizations for Public Health:

HPV resources are available to help pediatricians converse with their patients about the HPV vaccine. Visit

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For Families

American Academy of Pediatrics Consumer Website:

Centers for Disease Control (for parents):

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP):



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:

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



Nationwide Children’s:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:


Alliance for a Healthier Generation:

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program:

Let’s Move - White House Obesity Prevention Initiative:

Center for Mississippi Health Policy:

Mississippi State Department of Health, Office of Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity:,0,289.html 

Mississippi Office for Healthy Schools’ Obesity in MS Report:

MS Healthy Students Act Information:


Mississippi Kids Count: Mississippi Indicators of Child, Family, and Community Health:


MS SIDS and Infant Safety Alliance website:

Provides bereavement and education services.



Cerebral Palsy Guide: Helping children with Cerebral Palsy.


Cerebral Palsy Group provides free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy:


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.


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