LAIV Moratorium for 2016-17

Donations – February 2016

Thank you to those who have donated during 2016 to help the children in New York State!

Carolyn Cleary, MD, FAAP
Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, FAAP
Henry Neilley, MD, FAAP
Henry Schaeffer, MD, FAAP
Warren Seigel, MD, MBA, FAAP
Michael Terranova, MD, FAAP
Aldina Hodve, MSW

Advocacy Day, Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Annual Lobby Day

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

University Club
141 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY
(Transportation will be available)


(Print Flyer)

9:00 am        MORNING SESSION

  • Registration & Breakfast
  • Speakers from the Governor’s office and legislature
    Our attendees will learn about the following:

    • Kemp Hannon, Chair, Senate Health Committee
      Richard Gottfried, Chair, Assembly Health Committee
      Priorities for Children and for Pediatricians (Ask questions! Share your
      experiences/point of view of recent and upcoming changes to NYS health care.)
    • Foster Gesten, MD, Medical Director, Office of Health Insurance Programs, NYSDOH
      • Ongoing efforts to create and implement an Advanced Primary Care model of integrated care in all primary care
      • Value Based Payments that will support the new service delivery format
      • What is expected of physicians, insurers, businesses, and the state
    • Donna M. Bradbury, MA, LMHC, Associate Commissioner, Division of Integrated
      Community Services for Children and Families, NYS Office of Mental Health
      Matthew B. Perkins, MD, MBA, MPH, Medical Director, Division of Children and
      Family Services, NYS Office of Mental Health

      • New initiatives in children’s mental health
      • Options for strengthening the connection between children’s mental health
        and primary care
      • What’s new with requested State Waivers
      • What’s new in CAP PC/TEACH

 12:30 pm      AFTERNOON SESSION 

  • Lunch
  • Join pediatricians from across the state, and visit your legislators to advocate for
    our policy and legislative priorities!
  You can look up your legislators here:

Doctors Across New York (DANY) Physician Practice Support and Physician Loan Repayment Programs

The New York State Department of Health, Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management is pleased to announce that applications for Cycle IV of the Doctors Across New York (DANY) Physician Practice Support and Physician Loan Repayment Programs will be accepted beginning July 8 through July 31, 2015.

Physician Practice Support (PPS) provides up to $100,000 in funding to support for new practices, improvements, loan repayment or other support to physicians in exchange for a two year service commitment to provide health care in an underserved region within New York State.

Physician Loan Repayment (PLR) provides up to $150,000 in loan repayment funding in exchange for a five year service commitment to provide health care in an underserved region within New York State.

Application materials can be found on the Department of Health website at:

All applications must be submitted electronically (in PDF) to

Questions should be directed to:

Physician Practice Support: Lianne Ramos at 518-473-3513 or

Physician Loan Repayment: Amy Harp at 518-473-7019 or

Regents Loan Forgiveness Program

The Regents Loan Forgiveness Program is an initiative that seeks to increase the number of physicians practicing in areas of New York State designated by the Board of Regents as having a shortage of physicians, with an emphasis on primary care.  While this year’s deadline is fast approaching, the number of applicants for the current round is quite low.  Physicians and District II members need to know that the application deadline is June 1, 2015.  It would be unfortunate if we did not get enough applicants to fully take advantage of this opportunity.  More information is available here – .

The best place for further information would be to contact the program administration directly:

PreCollegiate Preparation Programs and Scholarships Unit
New York State Education Department
Room 505W, Education Building
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 474-3719

Teen’s Health Care Bill of Rights

For free copies, e-mail your name, the quantity of booklets and/or posters you would like, and your mailing address to

2015 AAP Council and Section Executive Committees Vacancies

2015 AAP Council and Section Executive Committees Vacancies

AAP Councils and Sections are a great way to get involved at the National level!  In 2015 there will be more than 100 vacancies to fill on the council and section executive committees.  An executive committee is the leadership body comprised of a chairperson and executive committee members.  Here are brief descriptions of councils and sections:

Nominations are being accepted through December 15, 2014 via SurveyMonkey

Interested candidates are asked to self-nominate.  All nominees must be current members in good standing of the national AAP and the specific council/section for which they are nominated.  Candidate information will be shared with the nominations committees for each Council or Section, who will weigh in on the nominations received and make their decision by mid-January.  Elections are conducted in March.

Should you have any questions, please contact Yolanda Mackey Amjad at the National office at 800-433-9016 ext. 4079 or via email at


Just In Time

Just In Time
Building Brighter Futures for Children Dealing with Crisis

(Register Now / For More Information)

Featuring keynote speaker
Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH
New York City Department of
Health and Mental Hygiene

November 12, 2014
Millennium Broadway Hotel
New York, New York

Presented by Maimonides Infants & Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn
and the New York State American Academy of Pediatrics District II

This project is funded in part by AmeriCares and individual donations to
the American Academy of Pediatrics Friends of Children Fund.

NY Immunize Bookmarks

NY Immunize Bookmarks are Available!
Special Offer: 1,000 bookmarks can now be purchased for $25
(this price includes shipping and handling; there are no additional fees).
Supplies are limited; orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
To place your order, call Lane Press at: 518-438-7834
You will receive the bookmarks in 4 different colors:
Give them to your patients’ families to educate them about immunization facts.

See the flyer here.

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