COVID-19 Pandemic Resources​

​The AAP continues to provide necessary support to pediatric health care professionals, patients, and families during as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

COVID-19 resources and updated guidance for health care professionals:​

COVID-19 resources for families on HealthyChildren.org:

American Academy of Pediatrics Tracks Numbers of Children Vaccinated in New Weekly Report
The AAP, drawing on data posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is tracking the progress in vaccinating U.S. children under age 18. The report will be updated every Friday.
 
Survey Finds Disruptions During Pandemic Among Families with Children with Special Needs
Despite the stress of the pandemic, most parents in households with at least one child with special health care needs felt close to their children during this time and did a variety of activities with them, according to an AAP family snapshot survey. But families in these households also experienced several challenges, including high rates of disruption in day care, health care, and employment, and a loss of technological and therapeutic supports. The latest family snapshot report seeks to understand the significant impact of the pandemic on families raising children and youth with special health care needs.
 
COVID-19 Materials for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Care Providers
The CDC has developed numerous resources to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources focus on getting the COVID-19 vaccine, getting a COVID-19 test, hand washing, masking, social distancing, and a guide for caregivers. While many of these resources are focused on adults, they may also be helpful for adolescents and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
American Academy of Pediatrics Tools, Resources, and New Releases 
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CMEThis activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Approved for Maintenance of Certification™ (MOC) Part 2 credit by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).
    • Promoting Family-Centered Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Through Telehealth
    • Using Telehealth to Support Interdisciplinary Care Delivery for CYSHCN Within the Medical Home ​​​
Each training is intended to “spark" conversations and discussions and comes with a PowerPoint slide deck, a facilitator guide, and a case study. Pediatric practices and/or training programs can use these resources to support education and capacity building. 

​​Additional Implementation Resources
​   ​Conferences, e-Learning, and Events
        • All-Virtual AAP National Conference
          October 8 – 11, 2021​
          Du​e to rising COVID-19 cases in several regions, this year's AAP National Conference & Exhibition will be entirely virtual -- and still chock full of interesting and informative sessions. The new schedule of sessions and events is coming soon. Find more information and register here.
        • All-Virtual Trauma Informed Pediatric Provider Course
          November 13 – 14, 2021
          The 2021 Trauma-Informed Pediatric Provider Course will assist health care providers and those working in or with child servicing agencies to identify children who have experienced adversity, trauma and toxic stress and will discuss their presentation and the risk factors involved. This course includes the recent science, evidence base and treatments of adversity, resiliency and toxic stress and is presented by experts in the field.​
        • All-Virtual 2021 Connection Session, Racial Equity in Adolescent Health Care: Developing an Anti-Racist Practice
          November 17, 2021 | 2:00-4:30 PM EST
          The 2021 Connection Session will broaden participants' understanding of the intersections of structural racism, medical mistrust, and bias as it relates to the historical and present landscape of adolescent health care. The event will support attendees in developing actionable strategies to address bias and introduce anti-racist principles into their professional practice.
        • AMCHP Issues Call for Proposals for 2022 Annual Conference
          The 2022 Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Annual Conference will be held March 5-8 at the Renaissance in Washington, DC. Currently, AMCHP is planning for a hybrid meeting with opportunities for in-person presenters and attendees in Washington, DC and opportunities for virtual presenters and attendees using a virtual conference platform. The theme for the 2022 conference is Reflecting on our Past, Shaping our Future. Submissions can be submitted under any of 16 subject-focused tracks

          Click here for more information on AMCHP 2022 and proposal submission instructions. Proposals are due Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Submitters with completed submissions by this deadline will be notified of their session status by the end of December. Get started today – the deadline will not be extended!​
New AAP Policy & Clinical Reports

COMING SOON!

        • ​​Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) 1-Pager
          The National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home (NRC-PFCMH) SDoH 1-pager was developed specifically for families who have children with special health care needs/medical complexities that supports families feeling prepared for conversations related to social determinates of health screening with their pediatrician.​
        • HealthyChildren.org article: SDoH Screening
          The NRC-PFCMH has partnered with Dr Joan Jeung who serves on the executive committee for the AAP's Section on Minority Health Equity and Inclusion (MHEI) and on the advisory committee for the NRC-PFCMH to develop an article that addresses SDoH screening for families with CYSHCN. This article addresses how pediatricians may support families with non-medical concerns, such as meeting basic needs, dealing with stress and emotional concerns while highlighting support services available for families.
        • Audiology Guidelines for Diagnostic Centers during an Emergency Promising Practice
          The AAP EHDI program will announce the second in a series of practices sharing innovative tools and strategies to support families of children who are D/HH.