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Research shows the HPV vaccine prevents cancer, and preteens can be protected by strong provider recommendation. Enrollment is now open for pediatricians in Illinois and Wisconsin for an accredited quality improvement project to increase vaccination rates, and participants can register on an individual basis or by practice. - May 24, 2018
An open forum on Adolescent Health will be held in Oconomowoc, WI on October 5, 2017. Hot topics including LGBTQ, Physicians and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH), social media and confidentiality. The event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and will be held at the Aurora Medical Center Summit. - September 25, 2017
A broad coalition of child health advocates oppose Wisconsin's proposed AB 260, which would mandate schools and colleges accept physical exams completed by chiropractors. These 19 physician organizations, other health care providers, health systems, academic centers and other parties say clearance to play should be determined by screening in the primary care office. - June 12, 2017
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will host advocacy event in Washington, DC. Leaders from state chapters will meet with members of the 115th United States Congress to communicate the needs of children as policy makers enter the new administration. - February 13, 2017
The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics recently awarded two child health advocates with its highest honors. Ann Behrmann, MD, FAAP was recognized as WIAAP's Pediatrician of the Year, and Rep. Joan Ballweg was named Legislator of the Year. - April 28, 2016
1 in 5 children in Wisconsin struggles with hunger, and the health effects on those children are both immediate and long term. The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and The HungerCare Coalition announce their collaboration in screening families for food insecurity. By asking two simple questions, physicians can determine whether a family could benefit from community resources. - January 26, 2016
The Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) and other partners are hosting an Infant and Early Childhood Awareness and Action Day on April 17, 2015. The goal of the meeting is to identify infant, toddler and family practice priorities and improve professional development, intervention strategies and pursue adequate financing and reimbursement for initiatives that bolster physical and social emotional development during the critical first 1,000 days of life. - April 11, 2015
April 2015 has been proclaimed the "Month of the Young Child" by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WIAAP) collaborates with many state and regional stakeholders to safeguard children's physical and emotional well-being during this critical developmental stage. - April 09, 2015
The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WIAAP) recognizes outstanding leader advocates in the area of child health each year. Awards include Pediatrician of the Year, Community Service Award and Legislator of the Year Award. - June 30, 2014
The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics urges opposition to proposed legislation that would limit employer mandatory flu vaccine programs. The bill, numbered LRB 0020/1 and currently being considered for co-sponsorship, provides for a “personal exemption” from any mandated flu vaccination required by an employer. Medical providers are expressing grave concerns over the proposed measure’s impact on the health of children. - May 23, 2013
The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (http://WIAAP.org) recently acknowledged the child health advocacy work of state pediatricians and child and family health advocates during the Advocacy Open Forum, held in the State Capitol Building in Madison. Recognitions included Senator Julie Lassa for Legislator of the Year and Kristina Manke for Community Service Award, as well as numerous national awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics. - October 15, 2012
The number of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs, or “concussions”) in youth athletes is on the rise and in the news. Complete and accurate education on prevention and identification of concussions is critical information for coaches, athletes, parents and guardians in order to best protect the athletes’ short- and long-term health. - October 01, 2011
The Wisconsin Alliance of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics (WACPP) was recently awarded a Special Achievement Award from the national American Academy of Pediatrics. WACPP hosted a series of free, accredited webinars for primary care providers on mental health assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Participants included pediatricians, family practitioners, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and social workers. - September 08, 2011
WIAAP (Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics) members encourage families and caregivers to think twice before using fireworks at home. There are a surprising number of fires, injuries and deaths each year resulting from casual usage of fireworks. Instead of purchasing fireworks for use at home, WIAAP suggests taking advantage of the numerous displays available through professionals during the Independence Day holidays. - July 01, 2011
The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WIAAP) is expressing concern over the growing number of the vaccine-preventable pertussis ("whooping cough") outbreaks nationwide. Newborns and infants are especially vulnerable to serious disease and death, and vaccination of all family members and caregivers provides protection against the disease. - April 05, 2011
The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WIAAP) again voices its opposition to pending legislation that would legalize the sale of unpasteurized ("raw") milk. Raw milk is known to expose consumers to food-borne illnesses caused by bacteria capable of causing numerous illnesses and even death, and miscarriage in pregnant women. Numerous public, agricultural and veterinary health groups stand opposed to the sale of unpasteurized milk. - March 24, 2011
In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on poison prevention, and what to do should the child in your life become poisoned. Statistics show that children are the most likely to become poisoned, and that poisonous items are most often found in our homes. - March 17, 2011
The Wisconsin Chapter of the American of Pediatrics (WIAAP), in response to the results of a recent study, expresses its concern over increasing consumption of so-called "energy drinks" by adolescents. Lack of evidence that these products offer any health benefits and in fact may pose serious risks to children with pre-existing conditions illustrates the need for parents and caregivers to monitor their use. - March 08, 2011
The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics recently awarded its 2010 Community Service award to Jackie Baldwin, Family Advocate for Wisconsin Family ties. Her long-time advocacy for children and families coping with mental and behavioral health have greatly impacted the well-being of children in Wisconsin, especially in northern counties with limited access to services. - July 15, 2010
Many families use fireworks as entertainment during the summer months, especially over the Fourth of July holiday. But is it safe? A surprising number of injuries and fatalities occur each year from using fireworks at home. It is much safer and easier to enjoy fireworks displays at events organized by professionals. - June 25, 2010
School is out and summer activities have begun - water safety is important, especially for children. The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents and caregivers to actively protect children during this busy time and shares key information to reduce the risk of injury or death. The number one requirement for safety during water activities is careful, constant supervision. No child or adult, at any swimming level, is ever 'drown-proof.' - June 09, 2010
The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics stands opposed to two companion bills currently going through the legislature that would legalize the sale of unpasteurized milk. "Raw milk" is a potentially dangerous food product that would endanger children and individuals with compromised immune systems, as well as the general public. - April 19, 2010
June 21, 2009 (Father's Day) is national ASK Day -- Asking Saves Kids. This initiative educates physicians and families about the importance of determining whether there are guns in the homes where their children play. - June 18, 2009
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