Lead Poisoning Resources for Providers

Lead Poisoning Prevention Lead Poisoning Prevention and Education Resources for Healthcare Providers Provide more effective care to the infants, toddlers, and children you serve by improving your knowledge and skillset with these resources handselected by ICAAP. These expert resources cover topics like: key demographics who should get tested for lead follow-up testing for children with…

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Lead Poisoning Resources for Parents

Lead Poisoning Prevention Lead Poisoning Prevention and Education Resources for Parents and Families Lead poisoning is a serious health concern, especially for young children. If you’re concerned about lead exposure in your home or community, explore the resources on this page. We have gathered helpful information on: the effects of lead poisoning how your child…

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Lead Poisoning

Lead Poisoning Prevention March 6, 2024 FDA Alert: Ground Cinnamon Recall for Elevated Lead Levels   The U.S. Food & Drug Administration issued an alert about ground cinnamon sold by a number of brands at six different retail chains. Samples of these products were tested by the FDA and were found to contain elevated levels of…

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Leadership and Staff

LEADERSHIP & STAFF The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) is led by a dedicated group of pediatricians who volunteer their service to improve pediatric care in Illinois. ICAAP leadership includes five chapter officers, seven elected members, and one appointed executive committee member representing an academic medical center. These 12 members are called the…

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Emerging Issues

Emerging Issues Stay Up-to-Date with Emerging Issues in Illinois ICAAP is dedicated to keeping our pediatric health care provider community up-to-date on the latest issues affecting the health and well-being of children and families in Illinois. Refer to the updates and resources below to better support your response efforts. To submit a media request or…

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Family Immunization Resources

Family Immunization Resources Get Trustworthy Information on Vaccines for Your Family ICAAP is committed to helping families throughout Illinois make the best, most informed decisions for their health. Because vaccines play such a critical role in maintaining our health and well-being, we’ve gathered a wide range of resources to help parents, guardians, and families learn…

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Guiding Principles on Anti-Racism and Bias Awareness

Guiding Principles on Anti-Racism and Bias Awareness The Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) recognizes that while race is a social construct, without biological basis, racism has real and lasting effects, harming all children and families through the systemic dehumanization of people. The intentional and unintentional harm experienced by children is far…

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Adolescent Health

Adolescent Health Initiatives Working to Provide Comprehensive Care to Adolescent Patients & Their Families Our Adolescent Health Education Initiative focuses on the development of educational tools, resources and outreach materials for providers that see adolescents throughout Illinois. With these physical, emotional and social developmental resources, we hope to aid clinics and practices increase their overall…

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School Immunization Resources

School Immunization Resources School Immunization Resources Messaging & Outreach Materials In 2023, the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics surveyed school health staff from select areas in the state to identify how we can better support communication around routine and school-required vaccinations to parents and guardians. We developed a series of posters, parent…

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Vaccines For Children (VFC)

Vaccines For Children (VFC) Giving All Children a Chance to Get Their Recommended Vaccines The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program is a federal program, directed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) run Illinois’ and Chicago’s VFC programs. According…

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