National AAP News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers information on Zika virus as well as details on prevention, transmission, and symptoms/diagnosis.

In a clinical report, “Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Adolescents” in the July 2016 Pediatrics, the AAP urges pediatricians to screen patients for suicidal thoughts and identifies risk factors linked to teen suicide attempts, such as bullying and pathological internet use.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Treatment Protocol Guide from SAMSHA

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program grant cycle now open - applications due Tues, Aug 2. Proposal Guide - View the announcement here

Resources on Lead Exposure/Poisioning: CDC -"Educational Interventions for Children Affected by Lead" - CDC’s "Lead" landing page - Educational Interventions for Children Affected by Lead

AAP Recommendations on Teen Pregnancy Prevention - Read Article

Visit the National Child Trauma Stress Network

Toolkit to Improve Care for Patients with Genetic Disorders and Genetic Disorders Policy information and recommendations

MAAP News & Events

The Consumer Reports ‘Choosing Wisely’ program has pediatric specific resources which explain which tests and treatments might be right for your child, and what factors to consider when making these choices. Visit their site, and/or check out resources provided by Maine Quality Counts!

Maine CDC WIC Nutrition Program announced that effective 10/1, the contract formula for WIC will change to Abbott brand (Similac) formulas. Read Release / Download Standing Orders Form

Collaboration Effort - Support to Substance-Exposed Infants & Families

From the First Tooth - Resources for Pregnant Women and Baby Stages

Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield offers clinics in Maine

Safe Sleep Recommendations: Co-Sleeping Baby Deaths 2015 - AG’s Office - Safe Sleep Recommendations -DHHS - Safe_Sleep_Brochure

Vaccine Legislation to Encourage Communication between Parents and Providers by Maine AAP’s Janice Pelletier, MD and MaineMed’s Sandra L. Fritsch, MD and Personal Freedom, Parental Choice and Vaccines by MaineGen’s Sid Sewall, MD

The Maine AAP strongly supports Maine’s mandatory child abuse reporting law, LD 1523; read our letter of support.

Learn about the dangers of e-cigarettes Read this AAP Research.

Highlights
2015 Outstanding Small Chapter photo

The Maine Chapter was just awarded the 2015 Outstanding Small Chapter by the National AAP at their annual meeting in Chicago, March 2016.

SAVE THE DATE - MAINE AAP FALL 2016 CONFERENCE... October 14-16 in Bar Harbor! Agenda coming soon.

Maine AAP's Spring 2016 Conference: Building Connections to Serve Maine's Children:Critical topics in Pediatrics and Behavioral/Mental Health - a joint conference held in collaboration with the Maine Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on April 30 & May 1, 2016 in Portland.