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ADA Adopts Policy on HPV Vaccination for the Prevention of Oral HPV Infection

Posted on: December 12, 2018

With the number of cases of HPV-associated cancers on the rise, the American Dental Association (ADA) has adopted a policy that urges dentists to support the use and administration of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

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A Unique Opportunity to Play a Direct Role in Assisting Unaccompanied Immigrant Children — Register Now for Medical Forensic Evaluation Training on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at UIC Medical Center

Posted on: December 11, 2018

The training on January 19, 2019 at UIC is sponsored by ICAAP’s Refugee Immigrant Child Health Initiative (RICHI). It will equip health professionals to learn how to utilize their clinical skills to support unaccompanied immigrant children in their application for asylum and other special visas. This all-day training is for physicians, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and other mental health practitioners. We ask for trainees to commit to performing 1-2 forensic evaluations per year upon completion.

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Opportunity for ADHD Quality Improvement Project

Posted on: December 3, 2018

Improve Diagnosis and Management of ADHD in your practice! Participate in Chapter Quality Network (CQN) ADHD Quality Improvement Project

AAP and ICAAP are recruiting 10-14 practices in Illinois to patriciate in a quality improvement learning collaborative to improve the quality of ADHD care by increasing adherence to the AAP guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. Data measures will include ADHD diagnosis and ADHD medication initiation.

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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Seeking Nominations for Executive Committee Positions

Posted on: November 29, 2018

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Sections & Councils are soliciting nominations to fill vacancies on their Executive Committees, for terms beginning July 1, 2019 (Councils) and November 1, 2019 (Sections).

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Illinois Releases First Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Report

Posted on: November 8, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is releasing Illinois’ first Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Report.  The report identifies statewide trends in maternal deaths and provides recommendations to help prevent maternal mortality.

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Read the Summer Issue of the Illinois Pediatrician Newsletter

Posted on: February 26, 2018

The Summer 2018 issue of ICAAP’s newsletter, Illinois Pediatrician, is now available. This issue includes highlights from the 2018 ICAAP Annual Education Conference, an article about Advocacy Day in Springfield, IL, a statement from AAP president Dr. Colleen Kraft on family separation and detention, and more!

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Latest Immunization Webinar:

Posted on: September 11, 2017

National Infant Immunization  Week Webinar
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
12-1 PM Central Time
Nita K Lee, MD
University of Chicago

NIIW Webinar Recording

Upcoming Webinars visit: http://bit.ly/2018WebinarSeries



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2018 ICAAP Immunization Webinar Series

Posted on: March 20, 2017

The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) offers health care providers the opportunity to receive the latest information on pediatric and adolescent immunizations via webinar. ICAAP hosts these webinars to update and educate health care providers on important immunization issues and best practices.

Upcoming Webinars:

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House Bill 1063 Passes

Posted on: June 4, 2013

After unanimous approval in the Illinois House and Senate, House Bill 1063 awaits Governor Quinn’s signature to become a law.  The legislation removes the criminal statute of limitations for sex offenses that occurred when the victim was under 18 years old and ensures that all survivors, many of who remain silent about childhood abuse for years, have the opportunity to seek justice.  Illinois joins 33 other states that have already begun extending the statue of limitations related to child sexual abuse.  For the full text of HB 1063, please click here.

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Health And Disability Advocates Challenge Chicago Public Schools for Failure to Provide Early Childhood Special Education Services

Posted on: January 17, 2013

Health and Disability Advocates has recently filed a formal complaint against Chicago Public Schools (CPS) for failing to properly transition children turning three years old from Early Intervention (EI) services to special education services. Since the first five years of life are critical for brain development, the disruption in service for children most at-risk can have devastating and lifelong effects. CPS has made an effort to rectify this gap using Mayor Emanuel’s Early Childhood Taskforce and $4.5 million in extra funding, but progress has been slow.  The value of early learning and early intervention cannot be overstated, and Health and Disability Advocates is working with CPS to make sure those who need services most can access them. For more information, click here.

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