Coronavirus (COVID-2019) Outbreak –
- New AAP Red Book Online Resource
Health officials are currently investigating an outbreak of a 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that began in December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, and has now spread to multiple countries, including the United States.
A new entry on this coronavirus outbreak has been added to the Red Book Online Outbreaks section, providing information about the outbreak and its impacts for the pediatric population. The entry will be regularly updated, and recommendations may change as more is understood about the outbreak.
Overseen by members of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases, 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, along with links to explore further.
- CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page
- AAP News & Journals – Coronavirus Disease Outbreak
- LitCovid – This site is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus.
- CDC: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children
- AAP: Preparedness Checklist for Pediatric Practices
- World Health Organization: Coronavirus
- HealthyChildren.org: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- NYS DOH: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/providers.htm
- NYC DOHMH: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/providers/health-topics/novel-respiratory-viruses.page
- COVID-19 Provider Resources (PDF)
Have a Family Having Trouble Putting Food on the Table? SNAP Works. NOEP Helps.
The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) offers free and confidential services to connect hungry New Yorkers with nutrition assistance programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP is our nation’s first line of defense against hunger, stretching the monthly food budgets of all who meet program guidelines. NOEP is available in many counties across the state and throughout all boroughs of New York City. Find Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) coordinators here.
October 30, 2018
The AAP is proud to announce a new resource to the HPV Champion Toolkit: Free downloads of the documentary “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” along with a community viewing guide to help members show this lifesaving film in their practice or community. Narrated by Vanessa Williams, this poignant documentary showcases the lives of five women affected by Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes several types of cancer. Their intimate stories shed light on the risks, myths, and hard truths of this widespread epidemic. Approximately 80 million Americans currently are infected with HPV and 14 million people become newly infected each year (CDC, 2018).
October 22, 2018
Please read this health advisory with updated information regarding the current measles exposures in New York State.
The NYCLU has released our updated Teenagers, Healthcare, and the Law guide book. The guide has been a critical resource for service providers and minors across the state about their ability to provide and receive confidential sensitive services, including sexual and reproductive healthcare.
Download the guide book here.
The NYS Office of Mental Health’s (OMH) will launch the first State-operated intensive outpatient service for Maternal Depression by the end of the month at Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse. Additional programs are expected to open later in the-summer. Additionally, OMH is in the process of making Project TEACH resources specific to maternal depression available statewide. OMH will also be sponsoring several trainings throughout the summer and fall of 2018 to increase .awareness of maternal depression, symptoms, screening and treatment options. OMH will provide two Webinars in the months ahead, as well as a conference on Maternal Depression for medical practitioners and mental health professionals in the Fall of 2018. Read more here.
New Paid Family Leave Webinars for Health Care Providers
Since the January 1, 2018, launch of New York State’s landmark Paid Family Leave benefit, millions of New Yorkers are now eligible for job-protected, paid time off to bond with a newly born, adopted, or fostered child, care for a family member with a serious health condition, or assist loved ones when a family member is deployed abroad on active military service.
Health care providers play a critical role in certifying medical documentation in a timely manner and raising awareness of Paid Family Leave among their patients and their families.
Resources Available to You
Complete details and resources for health care providers are available at ny.gov/PaidFamilyLeave, including request forms, downloadable guides, and more. You can also call the Paid Family Leave Helpline at (844) 337-6303, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for more information or assistance.
Paid Family Leave is now live and helping New Yorkers care for their loved ones when they are most needed. Please join an upcoming webinar to learn how you can help your patients use this important benefit.