NYSUT, NYS American Academy of Pediatrics launch statewide back-to-school ad campaign
ALBANY, N.Y. Aug. 23, 2021 — New York State United Teachers* and the NYS American Academy of Pediatrics today launched a new statewide television and digital advertising campaign to highlight the importance of ensuring all students return to in-person instruction in the fall.
The ad, titled “Let Me Show You,” focuses on the benefits of in-person learning — including hands-on instruction, social interaction critical for development and extracurricular activities that round out students’ education — with health protocols in place and agreement among educators and public health experts that in-person learning can be done safely.
The 30-second ad can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/H7jTBYPlPBs . It will air in all regions of the state through the first day of school.
“We know the best place for students to learn is in the classroom, and every student deserves access to full-time, in-person instruction this year,” NYSUT President Andy Pallotta said. “We support the health protocols recommended by health experts, including family pediatricians, and state education officials. With a layered, holistic approach in place that ensures the health and safety of everyone in our schools, our educators are here to welcome their students with open arms on the first day of school.”
“Prioritizing in-person education is critical for every child’s social and educational development. As pediatricians, we want parents to understand that this can be done in a safe way when schools layer critical health strategies,” said Dr. Warren Seigel, Chair, NYS American Academy of Pediatrics, District II. “In-person education not only benefits children academically, but also socially and emotionally. Pediatricians are here to help families understand how critical being in school is and how to keep everyone safe.”
The ad is funded by a grant from the American Federation of Teachers as part of the national union’s nationwide Back to School for All initiative championing a return to five-days-a-week in-person instruction in all schools. More information on the AFT campaign can be found here: https://nysut.cc/3xPFzcV
*New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.
We are happy to share a recently issued AAP communications toolkit on how to allow children to safely return to school in person. The toolkit includes talking points, OP-ED guidance and sample messages, and a press release template.
COVID-19 Practice Management Info for Pediatricians (from the NYS AAP – Chapter 2 & 3 Pediatric Council)
- Pediatric Council Update #1: Important Phone and Telehealth Information for Pediatricians
- Pediatric Council Update #2: Advocating for Telehealth Payment
- Pediatric Council Update #3: Local Payer Updates
- Pediatric Council Update #4: AAP & Local Payer Updates
- Pediatric Council Update #5: Local Payer Updates
- Pediatric Council Update #6: COVID-19 Local Payer Updates
- Pediatric Council Update #7: Applying for CARES Act Funding & Vaccine Advocacy
- Pediatric Council Update #8: COVID-19 Local Payer Updates
- Pediatric Council Update #9: COVID-19 Local Payer Updates
- Pediatric Council Update #10: COVID-19 Local Payer Updates
- Pediatric Council Update #11: COVID-19 Local Payer Updates
- Pediatric Council Update #12: COVID-19 Local Payer Updates
- Pediatric Council Update #13: COVID-19 Vaccines
COVID-19 Updates & Resources (from the Chapter 3 President)
- AAP News: Coronavirus disease outbreak coverage
- AAP Red Book Online: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infections
- The Outbreaks section is intended to provide pediatric health care professionals with a quick resource to get up to speed on current outbreaks and how they affect children.
- AAP: Preparedness Checklist for Pediatric Practices
- HealthyChildren.org: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Newborn Care Guidance
The AAP recently launched a new virtual community for AAP members and AAP Chapter Executive Directors to connect directly with one another about the COVID-19 pandemic and to pose questions; share helpful tips and practice pearls; and offer and receive support and encouragement from peers. The virtual community features the following:
- Individual discussion boards for the following topics: clinical care (outpatient and inpatient), diagnosis/testing, personal protective equipment (PPE), practice management/payment, and telehealth
- Shared resource library that allows you to upload PDFs, word documents, and other tools and resources that might be helpful to your peers (eg, telehealth procedures, tip sheets, practice procedures, etc.)
- Telehealth and COVID-19: Offering tips on how to launch telehealth into practice.
- Caring for Children with Complex Medical Conditions During COVID-19: Helping clinicians understand special considerations for children with complex needs, how to prepare your clinic/practice, and how to partner with and support families.
- COVID-19 Pandemic – Clinical Guidance for Pediatric Practices: Strategies for pediatricians to increase infection control practices in their office to protect patients and health care workers.
- Talking to and Supporting Children During a Pandemic: Helping clinicians understand how to talk to and support children during the COVID-19 pandemic, including how to help parents talk to their children.
- Disaster Management for the Pediatrician in the COVID-19 Response: Utilizing preparedness principles to mobilize pediatricians to adapt protocols, learn new models, and serve as champions for children in a pandemic.
- Pediatric Practices Webinar #10 – The Business Impact of COVID-19. Mark Del Monte is the guest speaker and talks about supporting AAP members; he starts at 37:20.
- NYC DOHMH: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/providers/health-topics/novel-respiratory-viruses.page
- COVID-19 Provider Resources (PDF)
- New York Statehas established a COVID-19 tracker web site that provides data regarding the virus outbreak in New York, including a breakdown of fatalities by age, ethnicity, risk factors, etc.
From the New York City Department of Health:
- COVID-19 Citywide Updates:
- The COVID-19 Citywide Information Portal can be found at at www.nyc.gov/coronavirus
- To receive real-time updates from NotifyNYC, text ‘COVID’ to 692692 for updates in English or text ‘COVIDESP’ to 692692 for updates in Spanish
- Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Information – A fact sheet on Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome can be found at https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-pmis.pdf
- COVID-19 Testing – Any New Yorker can now get tested for COVID-19 at one of the more than 180 testing sites citywide. Please visit www.nyc.gov/covidtest or call 311 to find the nearest testing center
- COVID-19 Symptom Reporting
- New Yorkers with symptoms or questions about COVID-19 may connect to a medical provider between 9 AM – 9 PM free of charge by calling 1-844-NYC-4NYC
- NYC Test and Trace Corps contact tracers help New Yorkers get the resources they need to stay safe – more information can be found at http://testandtrace.nyc
- New Yorkers may confidentially self-report COVID19 status and symptoms at www.nyc.gov/cv19engagementportal
- COVID-19 Assistance for Individuals
- Information about assistance for individuals? on employment, food, rent/financial assistance and other topics can be found at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/helpnownyc/get-help/individuals.page
- A free resource guide on mental health support can be found at https://thrivenyc.cityofnewyork.us/mental_health_support_while_home
- The Door 2 Door service allows New Yorkers to order free condoms and other safer sex products for home delivery: https://on.nyc.gov/2XMSr55
- Another website with COVID-19 updates related to benefits, food, housing, and unemployment can be found at https://access.nyc.gov/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/
- Stop the Spread of COVID-19
- Stop the Spread flyers are available are offered in many languages including English and Spanish
- Information about the COVID-19 hotel programs for individuals and workers with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms who cannot self-isolate at home can be found at http://nyc.gov/covid19hotel
- Information and guidelines for businesses reopening in NYC can be found at www.nyc.gov/nycbusiness
- Health Insurance Special Enrollment Period
- The special enrollment period for uninsured New Yorkers ends on June 15, 2020.
- Enrollment counselors can provide free assistance to New Yorkers signing up for health insurance: call 311, text “CoveredNYC” to 877-877 (“SeguroNYC” for Spanish) or visit www.nyc.gov/nycbusiness
- For Providers:
- Trauma Sensitive Yoga – a short (about 10 min) video – accessible chair practice, for Covid-related stress on providers.
- Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook
- Fact Sheet: Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome
- District Chair Letter to Governor Cuomo advocating funding for children.
- NYS DOH HEALTH ADVISORY: Ensuring Access to Health Care Services During COVID-19
- Mandy O’Hara, MD, MPH, TCTSY-F, FAAP, as a Facilitator in Trauma Sensitive Yoga, is offering a short (about 10 min) video, an accessible chair practice, as an offering to relieve Covid-related stress on providers.
COVID-19 Vaccines Publishing Report – Includes content from the following sites:
EDITED COVID-19 Vaccines pages published between 7/20/2021 and 7/21/2021:
- Selected Adverse Events Reported after COVID-19 Vaccination – 07-20-2021 15:19 PM
- V-safe COVID-19 Vaccine Pregnancy Registry – 07-20-2021 16:54 PM
- Workplace COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit – 07-20-2021 13:15 PM
- Clinical Considerations: Myocarditis and Pericarditis after Receipt of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Among Adolescents and Young Adults – 07-20-2021 12:08 PM
- Understanding the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination – 07-20-2021 15:19 PM
- COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar Series – 07-20-2021 13:58 PM
NEW COVID-19 Vaccines pages first published between 7/23/2021 and 7/24/2021:
- Alaska Public Health Professionals Join Forces to get COVID-19 Vaccine to Communities – 07-23-2021 12:00 PM
EDITED COVID-19 Vaccines pages published between 7/23/2021 and 7/24/2021:
- Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines – 07-23-2021 10:29 AM
- How Much Do You Know about COVID-19 Vaccines? – 07-23-2021 17:47 PM
- COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens – 07-23-2021 16:13 PM
- COVID-19 Vaccines That Require 2 Shots – 07-23-2021 11:11 AM
- COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Case Investigation and Reporting – 07-23-2021 11:44 AM
- COVID-19 Vaccine Community Features – 07-23-2021 12:00 PM
EDITED COVID-19 Vaccines pages published between 7/26/2021 and 7/27/2021:
- U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program: Vaccine Channel Portfolio by Jurisdiction – 07-26-2021 16:40 PM
- Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination – 07-26-2021 13:31 PM
- Resources Page – 07-26-2021 12:03 PM
- When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated – 07-26-2021 10:17 AM
- Vaccines for COVID-19 – 07-26-2021 11:45 AM
- How to talk about COVID-19 vaccines with friends and family – 07-26-2021 16:45 PM
- COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit – 07-26-2021 08:50 AM
- Planning Guides and Toolkits for Partners and Community Clinics – 07-26-2021 11:53 AM
EDITED COVID-19 Vaccines PDFs published between 7/26/2021 and 7/27/2021:
- How to Build Healthcare Personnel Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines – 07-26-2021 12:16 PM
- COVID-19-LTCF-resident-poster-reasons-to-vaccinate-today – 07-26-2021 13:01 PM
- COVID-19-LTCF-staff-poster-reasons-to-vaccinate-today – 07-26-2021 13:49 PM
- Interim Considerations: Preparing for the Potential Management of Anaphylaxis at COVID-19 Vaccine Sites – 07-26-2021 14:28 PM
- CMS and COVID-NET Case Control Protocol – 07-26-2021 12:23 PM
- Vaccine Administration Competencies Assessment Form – 07-26-2021 12:25 PM
- Health Care Personnel During Early Phase Vaccination Protocol – 07-26-2021 13:51 PM
- COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Safety Checklist for Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-Site Locations – 07-26-2021 14:30 PM
- RECOVER Healthcare Personnel Cohort Protocol – 07-26-2021 14:36 PM
- Research on the Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in Essential Response Personnel (RECOVER) SARS-CoV-2 Household Transmission Study – 07-26-2021 14:39 PM
- I got my COVID-19 vaccine! white stickers – 07-26-2021 14:02 PM
- Temperature Log When Transporting Vaccine at Refrigerated Temperatures – 07-26-2021 14:41 PM
- US Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network Protocol for Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses (including COVID-19) – 07-26-2021 14:44 PM
- VISION Cohort Protocol – 07-26-2021 14:47 PM
EDITED COVID-19 Vaccines pages published between 7/27/2021 and 7/28/2021:
- Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine – 07-27-2021 12:30 PM
- Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People – 07-27-2021 15:46 PM
- When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated – 07-27-2021 17:35 PM
- COVID-19 Vaccines That Require 2 Shots – 07-27-2021 11:13 AM
EDITED COVID-19 Vaccines PDFs published between 7/27/2021 and 7/28/2021:
- Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) Vaccine Preparation and Administration Summary – 07-27-2021 12:46 PM
- Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) Standing Orders for Administering Vaccine to Persons 18 Years of Age and Older – 07-27-2021 12:46 PM
- janssen-storage-handling-label – 07-27-2021 12:46 PM
- Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) Storage and Handling Summary – 07-27-2021 12:46 PM
- janssen-transportation-guidance – 07-27-2021 12:46 PM
- Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine: Beyond Use Date/Time (BUD) Tracking Label for Vaccine During Refrigerator Storage – 07-27-2021 15:29 PM
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Beyond Use Date/Time (BUD) Tracking Label – 07-27-2021 15:52 PM
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Checklist – 07-27-2021 15:52 PM
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Preparation: Mixing Diluent and Vaccine – 07-27-2021 15:52 PM
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Preparation and Administration Summary – 07-27-2021 15:52 PM
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine: Standing Orders for Administering Vaccine to Persons 16 Years of Age and Older – 07-27-2021 15:52 PM
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Storage and Handling Label – 07-27-2021 15:52 PM
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Storage and Handling Summary – 07-27-2021 15:52 PM
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Temperature Log for Ultra-Cold Vaccine Storage (Celsius) Days 1–15 – 07-27-2021 15:52 PM
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Temperature Log for Ultra-Cold Vaccine Storage (Fahrenheit) Days 1–15 – 07-27-2021 15:52 PM
- For teens – What is Social Distancing?
- HealthFirst Telehealth Services
- Pregnancy and Newborn Guidelines from the NY State Department of Health:
- Information for Patients After Giving Birth During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Breastfeeding Guidance FAQ
- COVID-19 and Provision of Prenatal and Postpartum Care
- Initial Care of Newborns Born to Pregnant Persons with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
- Protocol for COVID-19 Testing Applicable for Pregnant People and Support Persons
- Pregnancy and COVID-19 Resources for Pregnant People and their Families
- Pregnancy and COVID-19 Resources for Health Care Providers
- COVID Resources for Parents and more parent resources.
- NY Project Hope: Coping with COVID
- 2019 Novel Coronavirus
- Tips for Coping with a New Baby During COVID-19
- COVID-19: Information for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
- Social Distancing: Why Keeping Your Distance Helps Keep Others Safe
- Getting Children Outside While Social Distancing for COVID-19
- Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak
- Positive Parenting & COVID-19: 10 Tips to Help Keep the Calm at Home
- HealthyChildren.org eNewsletter: Protecting Your Family From Coronavirus (also in Spanish)
- Simple Ways to Entertain & Boost Your Baby’s Development at Home
- Ask the Pediatrician: Are There Shortages of Infant Formula Due to COVID-19?
- Co-parenting During COVID-19
- Breastfeeding During COVID-19 Pandemic
- Cloth Face Coverings for Children During COVID-19
- Teens & COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities During the Outbreak
Small Moments, Big impact (SMBI) is a free smartphone app that provides pediatric primary care providers and home visitors a two-generation approach to promote resilience and relationships among new mothers from low-income backgrounds. While not providing information on the COVID -19 pandemic which is readily available new mothers need SMBI to help them stay focused on their baby and themselves at this time of upheaval in providing primary care, SMBI is a special “gift “ from providers to new mothers. The app is designed to be used each week during a baby’s first six months. It focuses on the relationship that a mother has with her baby and feelings of love, stress, fatigue, frustration, and hope — all of which are part of being a parent. The app should be downloaded with a nursery staff or primary care provider at first visit to send message this is contact from primary care between visits. The app can be viewed through the above link, or downloaded here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/small-moments-big-impact/id1495749073?ls=1
The Coronavirus Could Cause a Child Abuse Epidemic – New York Times Op-Ed by Nina Agrawal, MD, FAAP
School Form Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Screening Flow Chart for Symptomatic Students and Staff
- Symptom Checklist for School Nurses
- Return to School Documentation for Physicians
- NY State School Health Examination Form
- NYS Department of Education: School Health Examinations in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Instructions for Completion of New York State School Health Examination Form
- NYS School Health Examination Form – Outline of required information and format
- Top 10 Questions Regarding Mask Wearing in Children (and in Spanish).