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Pertussis Updates


Webinar: The CADPH has made the latest pertussis webinar featuring Mark Sawyer, MD, pediatric infectious disease specialist and professor of clinical pediatrics, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, available on their Web site under "Resources".


September Pertussis Summary Report


Seasonal Flu Updates


Need help with vaccine dosing? The AAP developed this algorithm to help pediatricians determine the correct dosing this year. 




Upcoming Meetings:


- October 14th - Townhall meeting hosted by Ken Saul - Woodland Hills DETAILS 

- October 14th - Townhall meeting hosted by Charish Barry - Santa Barbara DETAILS 

- October 16th - Childhood Cancer Seminar - Ventura


E-mail for more information.



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District IX CME Meeting - Join your colleagues in Las Vegas November 18 - 21st for the California, District IX CME meeting at Caesar's Palace.



AAP California Chapter 2

Pediatric E-News

September 2010


Dear Dr. Green


AAAHH-did you hear that sigh of relief as moms across the country sent their children back to school?  For us, it is a time to gear up for the coming illness season. 


It is also the time of year to prepare for sharing your ideas with the leadership of the AAP.  The Annual Leadership Forum (ALF), where AAP Leadership will determine action on nearly 100 resolutions submitted by members from across the nation. If you have a concern about children, medical financing, advocacy, or even how the AAP is run, bring it to us as soon as you can. Resolutions are due to National by December 1st. Click here for details. Any member of the AAP can submit a resolution.  Give it some thought.

We are also highlighting our efforts surrounding Walk to School Month in October.  We have several ways for you to become involved in this fun way to combat obesity and connect with your community.

The first area neighborhoods that will be part of the National Children's Study have been selected.  Read below to see if your families will have to opportunity to be involved in this groundbreaking effort.

Laura Mabie, MD FAAP
President, California Chapter 2


Walktober is here! It's time to get walking...


October is Walk to School Month AAP-CA2 is getting involved and we hope you will too! We have partnered with the California Walk to School program, Safe Routes to School and the Los Angeles Unified School District to launch a Chapter-wide initiative designed to encourage walk-to-school programs and increase awareness about the health benefits of walking to school.



Want to get involved?

There are several options for getting involved that meet your time constraints:
1. Contact us!

We can provide materials, tools and contacts for how to get started! Email us at  or visit our Web site for flyers, information, press materials and other pertinent information:   
2. Educate your families/patients!
Only have a few minutes? Start the conversation... Talk with your parents and patients about the importance of exercise and how walking to school may be an option.



- Walk to School Overview

- Keep them Safe: Put information about these safe walking routes   in your waiting room
3. Champion a School!

If you have more time to be involved, think about working with your local elementary or high school to initiate a Walk to School program... AAP-CA2 is currently working with LAUSD to launch programs in X schools this year ... here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Contact the local school district medical director or nurse administrator and ask them to co-lead the local efforts
  • Gather key groups to discuss community needs, including:
    • PTA/Parent Organizations
    • Police or Security
    • Other pediatricians or family doctors

·         Make a plan! There are lots of things schools/communities an do! Click here for some ideas!



The National Children's Study Update

The NCS will be the largest longitudinal study of children, their families and the environment ever carried out in the United States.  It is the first study of its kind to assess how genetics, the environment (physical, chemical, biological and psychosocial), and behavior affect health and wellbeing throughout a child's life (from before birth - 21 years).
The AAP-CA2 is an active community partner with the Los Angeles -Ventura Study Center (LAVSC). Families in the designated LAVSC will receive an invitation to participate in the NCS this fall. These areas include neighborhoods in 14 randomly selected areas within LA county:

1)         Lancaster                     
2)         North Hills East
3)         Sun Valley
4)         South Gate/Lynwood
5)         Alhambra
6)         West Covina
7)         Downey
8)         Downtown
9)         San Pedro
10)        Brentwood
11)        Crenshaw District
12)        Compton
13)        Lennox
14)       Highland Park

In subsequent years, the LAVSC will expand to a total of 56 communities in LA County and 10 communities in Ventura County.
If you serve residents from any the above communities you may be asked to let expectant mothers know that they may be able to participate in the NCS by calling 877-834-7064.  Additionally, we urge you to welcome NCS community outreach and engagement staff as they may visit you with information and materials you can post in your office.   If you would like further information, or wish to request outreach materials please contact the Chapter (, or Celia Brugman, NCS-LAVSC Senior Community Liaison (


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