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   Great news!  Due to popular demand, the AAP “Pediatrician as Specialist” series has returned to Memorial Day weekend.  Come to beautiful Lake Tahoe to learn from national and local experts.

   Sessions include interactive, small group seminars, to allow plenty of time for individual questions and teaching. 

   Confirmed Faculty include: Benard Dreyer, MD National AAP President-Elect (dealing with poverty, parenting, media exposure); Ronald Cohen, MD (radiology cases and what to order), Megumi Okumura, MD (special healthcare needs and transitions of care); Seth Bokser, MD (technology enabling patient engagement); Brian Lee, MD (infectious disease cases); Robert Lustig, MD (sugar consumption), Megumi Okumura, MD (transitions of care in pediatrics), Luke Schloegel, MD (apnea and otolaryngology cases); Angelique Millette (sleep training); Amy Whittle, MD and Jacques Corriveau, MD (Advocacy workshop).  


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Resort reservations 1-800-327-3353 Promo Code: 34U236. Be sure to let the hotel know you are with the American Academy of Pediatrics group.

Geographic Clusters in Underimmunization and Vaccine Refusal

Five geographic clusters identified in Northern California where proportionally more children are likely to lack complete immunization against measles, pertussis and other vaccine preventable diseases. Further evidence to convince parents to vaccinate their children. Lead author is Dr. Tracy A. Lieu at Kaiser, Oakland.

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California Department of Public Health Confirms 59 Cases of Measles
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Website update and redesign is around the corner. Look in January 2015 for a new face to the Chapter Website. Don't worry...same place. Just set your favorite in your Browser. Look for a new image for the Chapter 1 and some new features. Have a great holiday season and we will see you soon (Webmaster).

EBOLA Information for Providers: Click here

HIPAA Privacy Rule and Provider to Provider Information: This link provides important privacy rights and protections standard for patients with respect to their health information.

Latest Flu Updates from AAP & CDC: Click here


Chapter 1 Fall 2014 Newsletter: click here

Who's Hungry is a project of California Chapter 1, 
American Academy of Pediatrics and is focused on raising attention to the issue of childhood hunger. 
Chapter 1 members in the San Francisco area will receive a copy of the poster to put in their offices. The remaining counties will also receive local information on posters in the near future.
Special thanks to Lucy Crain, Rhea Boyd and the Advocacy Committee for their efforts to bring this important message about food insecurity to the public. 
For more information please contact 
Wendy Hilberman at




REVERSE FOOD TRUCK: Chapter 1 is working to provide food donations to the Sacramento food banks and other nonprofit organizations who distribute food in this area to those in need. To help with this effort, you can make a donation at:

Grand Rounds with James Perrin, MD, FAAP
President, American Academy of Pediatrics:
“Childhood Chronic Conditions, Child Development and Poverty”
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Chapter 1 HPV Video now available for EQUIPP module. The title of the EQUIPP module is: "Immunizations: Improving Your Practice Rates". This module contains the HPV information for EQUIPP.

To view video and sign up for FREE (for AAP members) EQUIPP click here 

Campaign to Increase HPV Vaccination Rate and Reduce HPV-Related Cancers

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is cancer prevention. However, HPV vaccine is underutilized in the United States, despite the overwhelming evidence of its safety and effectiveness. While vaccination rates continue to improve for the other adolescent vaccines, HPV vaccination rates have not.  
The goal of the You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention campaign is to increase HPV vaccination  
rates and reduce HPV-related cancers. This webpage contains information and resources for providers to use to increase HPV vaccination rates.  
California Chapter 1 HPV Vaccination Initiative  
In 2014, California Chapter 1, AAP was selected by the CDC via the National AAP to develop effective  
and innovative programs to increase HPV vaccine coverage. To this end, CC1, AAP has  
produced a webinar outlining how you can increase HPV vaccination rates by learning more about its  
importance in preventing cancer in young people. The video is now available and instructions on how to sign up for EQUIPP are included with the video.
Your participation is welcome! For more information please contact: Wendy Hilberman at or phone at 707-486-5648.

Foster Care Resources: 
  1. Fostering Health: Health Care for Children and Adolescents in Foster Care, 2005.
  2. The Pediatric Role in the Care of Children in Foster and Kinship Care: Pediatrics in Review, 2012 33:496-508. Need to access through AAP published journals.
  3. Healthy Foster Care America: Council on Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care(COFCAKC)
  4. National Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, Oct 11-14, 2014. COFCAKC is doing a presentation on Monday Oct 13, 2014.

   At the September Board meeting your Board of Directors voted to focus the chapter's advocacy efforts and community projects on improving the health and well-being of children in Northern California who are  currently living in poverty. Special focus will be given to food insecurity issues. The Board will provide updates on their plan to address this serious problem within our chapter and would welcome your suggestions, resources and participation. Contact the chapter office if you wish to volunteer for this endeavor:

Resources: Poverty Statistics by County and article on Childhood Poverty 

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