American Academy of Pediatrics - CA Chapter 2 | Pasadena Unified School District | Young & Healthy
The American Academy of Pediatrics - California Chapter 2 (AAP-CA2) is composed of more than 1,700 pediatricians in the Counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside. AAP-CA2 has partnered with the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), and with Young & Healthy, with the goal of providing PUSD parents with access to affordable health care, placing students in a medical home, and providing education and resources relevant to the areas of most concern to parents today.
"Ask a Pediatrician"
Have you attended one of our events? We have designed an interactive session where parents may ask general questions regarding the health of their children. Look below for the date of the next event that you can attend.
Please look for upcoming events at the start of the 2017 - 2018 school year.
Meet Dr. Melissa Ruiz
Time and Location:
To Be Announced.
What is this page about?
This page contains concise videos with recommendations by Dr. Melissa Ruiz, MD, MPH, FAAP. Additionally, there are links to articles on HealthyChildren.org, as well as contact information to Young & Healthy, an organization in Pasadena that is devoted to assisting families with finding affordable health care for children.
How can we help you?
Does your child attend a school in the Pasadena Unified School District?
Do you need assistance getting a doctor or dentist for your child?
Please contact us!
The Medical Home
Every child should have a pediatrician.
A medical home is a trusting partnership between you, your child, and your pediatric primary health care team. A medical home means that your pediatrician:
- Knows your child's health history
- Listens to your concerns and needs (as well as your child's)
- Treats your child with compassion
- Has an understanding of their strengths
- Develops a care plan with you and your child when needed
- Respects and honors your culture and traditions
Your pediatrician can help you and your child access and coordinate specialty care, other health care and educational services, in and out of home care, family support, and other public/private community services that are important to the overall well-being of you and your child. Visit the AAP's National Center for Medical Home Implementation site to learn more about the importance of medical home for you and your family.
Click THIS LINK to learn more about the importance of a Medical Home as outlined on the Healthy Children website.
Protecting Against Preventable Diseases
Today, most children in the United States lead much healthier lives and parents live with much less anxiety and worry over infections during childhood. Immunizations are one of the success stories of modern medicine.
Click here to view the most up-to-date immunization schedules.
Click the link above to learn more about immunizations from the Healthy Children website of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Is your child getting enough sleep?