American Academy of Pediatrics
New Jersey Chapter
3836 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Margaret (Meg) Fisher, MD, FAAP
Fran Gallagher, MEd
Director of Membership & Events
NJ Parent Link - Announcing NJ Parent Link, The State of New Jersey’s Early Childhood, Parenting and Professional Resource Center.
- Are you pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant?
- Are you the parent or guardian of an infant, toddler or preschooler?
If so, please log on to NJ Parent Link @ www.njparentlink.nj.gov
What is NJ Parent Link? NJ Parent Link is a broad based public/private initiative (10 state departments and 14 community/professional partners) supported by the federal Health Resources & Services Administration’s, State Early Childhood Comprehensive System (ECCS) Program Grant (2009-2012).
New Jersey Health and Senior Services is the lead agency for this project, coordinating over 30 government service units participating on the website development team.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, New Jersey Chapter is a participating agency on the NJ Parent Link Team.
Highlighting state services and resources, the goal of NJ Parent Link is to improve the accessibility, coordination and delivery of information and services to parents of young children, to improve the communication capabilities between the public and private sectors, and provide the IT foundation for inter/intra agency service collaborations and policy development.
Innovative website features include: interactive consumer content sections; tailored subscription services, a community calendar of events; continuing education/leadership postings; a children’s art gallery and streaming video for public service announcements.
The State of New Jersey's Web-based Early Childhood, Parenting and Professional Resource Center
Recognized by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) as a Best Practice Model for Innovative IT/Digital Communication between Government and Citizens.
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I Never Get the Flu: CDC Video
If you think H1N1 flu can’t affect you, your family, or your friends—think again. Take 60 seconds to watch this reminder on why vaccination is so important. read more ...
Video Programs Aim to Help Military Children Deal with Deployment
The Military Child and Adolescent Deployment Support Video Program was developed by military pediatricians and behavioral health specialists to support military children and adolescents during deployment and to sensitize the community to the unique culture and support needs of military children.
The initial program was funded by a grant from the Healthy People 2010 Chapter Grant Program of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and has been further funded and distributed by the United States Army Medical Command. The videos can be ordered free of charge at Military One Source or by calling 1-800-342-9647 read more ...
Project Aims to Promote Safe Driving by Teens
A new $1.3 million project from the AAP Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS)
Join AAP practitioners around the country in generating knowledge about the best ways to care for children. Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) is looking for pediatricians to help develop and carry out primary care research in the practice setting. Any pediatric practice or clinic with at least one AAP member is eligible to join PROS. For information on being part of this innovative AAP research effort, e-mail email@example.com.
network seeks to test a leading-edge approach in the offices of primary care providers (PCPs) to promote parent-teen-driving agreements and safe driving. The three-year project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will adapt an evidence-based program called Checkpoints for promotion by PCPs, leading to better parental monitoring of teen driving. read more ...
Local Resources for NJ Pediatricians
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MedlinePlus Connect -The National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has formally launched MedlinePlus Connect. This free service allows health organizations and health information technology (HIT) providers to link patient portals and electronic health record (EHR) systems to MedlinePlus.gov, a trusted source of authoritative, up-to-date health information for patients, families and health care providers.
Award-Winning Vendor Selected to Develop BabysFirstTest.org, the Nation’s First Online Clearinghouse of Newborn Screening Information
Genetic Alliance will collaborate with web technology and design firm Blenderbox to develop and implement BabysFirstTest.org, a streamlined, customizable, online newborn screening clearinghouse.
“We are proud to partner with such a high-caliber and imaginative firm to develop this urgently-needed resource,” said Natasha Bonhomme, newborn screening project director and Genetic Alliance vice president of strategic development. “Blenderbox has everything we look for in a partner, from their open and collaborative project management style to their staff’s unique blend of design and technology expertise. This collaboration sets us up to deliver a high quality solution to some of the challenges facing the newborn screening system.”
In 2008, the U.S. Congress passed the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act to expand support, research, and education opportunities for newborn screening programs. As a result of this legislation, the Genetic Services Branch of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA, HHS awarded a cooperative agreement to Genetic Alliance and partners to establish the Newborn Screening Clearinghouse, which will connect parents and healthcare providers with resources and information relevant to the four million newborns screened annually.
Genetic Alliance created a beta version of the awarded a cooperative agreement Newborn Screening Clearinghouse, which lays the groundwork for BabysFirstTest.org, in 2010. Currently, the website provides links to partner websites and utilizes interactive features—including a blog and RSS feeds of newborn screening news and tweets—for discussion of key topics and activities in newborn screening.
“My wife and I have sat in the genetic counselor’s office at NYU Hospital trying to understand complex genetic information and how it relates to the health of our daughter,” shared Jason Jeffries, Blenderbox chief executive officer. “We can speak from first-hand experience when saying that the information needs of parents as it pertains to the health of their children, and the capacity of health professionals to meet those needs, should be paramount in good systems of care. We are proud to develop a resource for an organization and a public health system with consistent beliefs.”
Founded in 1999 by husband-and-wife-team Sarah McLoughlin and Jason Jeffries, each of whom has an extensive background with interaction design and technology, Blenderbox specializes in services for education, nonprofit, and mission-driven organizations. The Brooklyn, NY-based firm’s roster of prestigious partners includes National Geographic, Defenders of Wildlife, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Hewlett Foundation, The Atlantic Philanthropies, and The Rockefeller Foundation. Among the many awards won by Blenderbox, in August 2010, one of the firm’s designs won the Interactive Media Awards (IMA) Best in Class Award in the ‘Arts/Culture’ category—the highest honor bestowed by the IMA.
The anticipated launch date for BabysFirstTest.org is September 1, 2011.
For more information about the Newborn Screening Clearinghouse program, contact Natasha Bonhomme at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Genetic Alliance
Genetic Alliance improves health through the authentic engagement of communities and individuals. In this, our 25th year, we celebrate innovation on our journey toward novel partnerships, connected consumers, and smart services. For more information about Genetic Alliance, visit http://www.geneticalliance.org.
TeenScreen Primary Care offers free support to health professionals - Tuesday, December 14, 2010
TeenScreen Primary Care offers free support to health professionals working to implement an annual mental health screening for adolescent patients. Mental health screening is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and is a required component of routine care for new plans under the 2010 health reform legislation. Mental health checkups can determine if adolescent patients are suffering from depression, anxiety or other conditions or are at risk for suicide. Medical offices, emergency rooms and insurers across the United States are working with TeenScreen Primary Care to offer mental health checkups to teens.
For additional information on TeenScreen, click here.
Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS)
PROS Child Abuse Reporting Experience Study (CARES)
From Suspicion of Physical Child Abuse to Reporting: Primary Care Clinician Decision-Making
• CARES was a prospective observational study to determine how frequently primary care clinicians reported suspected physical child abuse, the levels of suspicion associated with reporting, and what factors influenced reporting to child protective services (CPS). Clinicians collected data on child injury visits, including information about the injury, child, family, likelihood that the injury was caused by child abuse (5-point scale), and whether the injury was reported to CPS. read more ...
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Fetal Alcohol Exposure - March 6th Webinar Slides
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Assessment & Management of FASD - March 20th Webinar Slides
Cocoons are Not Only for Butterflies - Protecting Infants Against Pertussis
Identification and Evaluation of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Resurgence of Affliction Measles: The Current Situation
Measles Webinar Link
Immunization Reporting FAQs
Adolescent Immunizations-Strategies for Protecting Our Teens
Adolescent Immunizations - Strategies for Protecting Our Teens - Webinar Link
Back-to-School Safety Checklist
New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS) Interface Process Flow Sheet Update
Flu - Protecting Yourself and Those You Care For - Webinar Slides
Mandatory Flu Vaccine - St. Francis Medical Center
Flu Documents - St. Francis Medical Center
Flu -- Protecting Yourself and Those You Care For Webinar Video
Cocooning Against Pertussis Webinar Video