Non-emergency poison information
A compilation of poison prevention information at http://
webpoisoncontrol.org o;ers expert information by substance,
age, season and when to seek
help. ;e site also includes a pill
Pediatricians also can download the WebPoisonControl app
that includes a bar code reader
to scan the product in question.
;e app is free and available for
both iOS ( http://apple.co/2s
DKHRl) and Android (http://
Emergencies still warrant a
call to 911 or local emergency
number. ;e resource also is not
intended to replace the Poison
Help Line, 1-800-222-1222.
Yellow fever vaccine availability
A map from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention helps
travelers locate clinics that o;er yellow fever vaccine.
;e resource was created due to a shortage of YF-Vax (Sanofi Pasteur) until the middle of 2018. When supplies of YF-Vax are depleted, the alternative yellow fever vaccine, Stamaril, will be available.
Find information about the alternative vaccine and shortage at
http://bit.ly/2sJ4uO9. Pediatric yellow fever vaccine information
is in the AAP Red Book International Travel Chapter, http://bit.
Sustaining Breastfeeding Together is the theme of this year’s
World Breastfeeding Week,
celebrated internationally Aug.
1-7. The U.S. Breastfeeding
Committee ( www.usbreast
feeding.org) celebrates National
Breastfeeding Month throughout August.
;e campaigns call on advocates and decision-makers to form partnerships and protect and promote breastfeeding.
In support of these campaigns, the AAP Section on Breastfeeding
encourages pediatricians to check out its educational, policy and advocacy resources to help families support optimal breastfeeding practices
• ;e PediaLink course Breastfeeding Matters — ;e Pediatrician’s
Role is o;ered for free Aug. 1-7. Register at http://bit.ly/29nNTsr.
• AAP social media sites will highlight National Breastfeeding Month
activities. Pediatricians can share their activities via the Section on
Breastfeeding Facebook page, http://bit.ly/29sKKXq. Check with
your hospital, health department or WIC o;ce and participate
in planned activities to highlight the importance of breastfeeding.
Plan an event at your o;ce to support breastfeeding families and
• RadioMD, http://radiomd.com/show/healthy-children, and AAP
Voices, http://bit.ly/21JYnsu, are featuring breastfeeding topics
Find practice resources on the section website, http://bit.ly/29iLtwJ,
and Facebook page, http://bit.ly/29sKKXq. Find information for parents on HealthyChildren.org at http://bit.ly/1M6K2xt.
Physical developmental delay tool
Pediatricians are encouraged to share the
online tool, Physical
What to Look For, with
parents and caregivers
of young children (ages
5 and under) who have
concerns about their
child’s physical development.
;e AAP tool helps parents track key milestones and provides printable
results that they can discuss with their pediatrician. Visit http://motordelay.
AAP among the best employers
For the 18th consecutive year, the Academy has been selected as one
of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Chicagoland
Area by the National Association for Business Resources.
The honor is bestowed on organizations that display a commitment to
excellence in operations and employee enrichment, human resource practices and commitment to employees. For details, visit http://bit.ly/2qgRNxC.
Communicating with immigrant families
Health Communication with Immigrants, Refugees, and Migrant Workers: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief summarizes a roundtable discussion of the
Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies. Access to care and how
to improve outreach are addressed, http://bit.ly/2r Wug T3.
Adolescent preventive health priorities
Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (
AA-HA): Guidance to Support Country Implementation (http://bit.
ly/2q99VFz), a new report from the World Health Organization,
aims to help find the right approach to meet the health needs of
Ten to 19-year-olds make up 6% of the world’s population.
About 3,000 adolescents die every day of preventable causes,
including unintentional injuries, violence, sexual and reproductive health problems, communicable diseases, poor nutrition, lack
of physical activity, mental health problems, substance use and
;e report points to the importance of investing in accelerated
action to improve adolescents’ health and the health of future