News & Notes is a new email communication to keep the members of the NYS AAP (District II) informed about our work on key issue for children and for pediatricians.
As the legislative session develops, you will be able to find our detailed positions on legislation and budget proposals that impact on the health and well-being of children.
We will also be offering you ways to raise your voice for children in the public policy arena. Stay tuned!
Coronavirus (COVID-2019) Outbreak –
- New AAP Red Book Online Resource
Health officials are currently investigating an outbreak of a 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that began in December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, and has now spread to multiple countries, including the United States.
A new entry on this coronavirus outbreak has been added to the Red Book Online Outbreaks section, providing information about the outbreak and its impacts for the pediatric population. The entry will be regularly updated, and recommendations may change as more is understood about the outbreak.
Overseen by members of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases, the Outbreaks section is intended to provide pediatric health care professionals with a quick resource to get up to speed on current outbreaks and how they affect children, along with links to explore further.
- CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page
- AAP News & Journals – Coronavirus Disease Outbreak
- LitCovid – This site is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus.
- CDC: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children
- AAP: Preparedness Checklist for Pediatric Practices
- World Health Organization: Coronavirus
- HealthyChildren.org: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- NYS DOH: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/providers.htm
- NYC DOHMH: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/providers/health-topics/novel-respiratory-viruses.page
NEWS & NOTES – January 2019
For Members of the NYS AAP
NYS AAP MARIJUANA POSITION STATEMENT
STANDING ORDERS FOR ROUTINE NEWBORN NURSERY CARE
SCHOOL HEALTH FORM UPDATE
2019 LEGISLATIVE & POLICY PRIORITIES
- Reduce NYS Lead Action Level to 5mg/l
- Require Flu Immunization for infants & toddlers in infant and child care
- Gun Safe Storage Requirements as part of the SAFE Act
- Prohibit Toxic Chemicals from Children’s Clothing, Toys & Accessories
- Adequately Fund Subsidized Child Care
- Adequately Fund Children’s Mental Health Services
- Create and Implement a Fair School Funding Formula, Providing Adequate Resources to Schools in Low Income Communities
- Implement Pediatrics 3.0 as proposed by the First 1,000 Days work group
- Ensure Clean Drinking Water for all Child Care Centers, Schools & Communities
- Protect the Health and Well-being of infants, children and adolescents as the state moves to legalize recreational use of marijuana.
The New York State Department of Health is proud to announce that Colleen Mattimore, M.D., of Western New York Pediatric Associates in Orchard Park, New York, has been selected as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Childhood Immunization Champion for New York. CDC and the CDC Foundation hold this annual awards program to honor immunization champions across the 50 U.S. states, 8 U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States, and the District of Columbia during National Infant Immunization Week (April 16-23, 2016).
Dr. Mattimore was nominated and selected from a pool of health professionals, community advocates, and other immunization leaders for making a significant contribution to public health in New York State through her work in childhood immunization.
A pediatrician for 25 years, Dr. Mattimore has played an active role in vaccine advocacy in Western New York for many years. She has trained physicians, nurses and medical students on communicating with vaccine hesitant parents, and has spoken with parents and schools about the importance of childhood vaccines. Dr. Mattimore has previously been recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) New York Chapter 1, by the Western New York Pediatric, Adolescent and Adult Immunization Coalition, and by the Erie County Department of Health for her work to protect the children of Western New York. Eight years ago she established the Vaccine Safety Coalition and successfully launched a vaccine safety public health multi-media campaign.
Young children rely on the champions in their lives to keep them safe and healthy. Champions may be doctors and nurses who share scientifically accurate, up-to-date information about vaccines with parents. They may be advocates who go the extra mile to ensure that all children in their communities have access to vaccines. They may be public health professionals who work behind the scenes tracking immunization data, coordinating vaccine logistics, or developing public awareness campaigns. They may be parents who share their personal stories about vaccination with their communities.
When families, healthcare professionals, and public health officials work together, all children can be protected from serious and deadly vaccine-preventable diseases. Dr. Mattimore is an inspiration to all of us who care about children’s health in New York. We are pleased and honored to congratulate her on this well-deserved award.
To read Dr. Mattimore’s profile on the CDC’s website, and to learn more about CDC’s Childhood Immunization Champion Award program, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/champions.