- Health centers in all eight wards are offering free immunizations for children and teens. Use this map to find the locations of these health centers and if they accept Medicaid HERE.
- The Pediatric Care Coordination Curriculum (PCCC): An Interprofessional Resource to Effectively Engage Patients and Families in Achieving Optimal Child Health Outcomes, 2nd Edition. This curricula includes a collection of tools and resources for all individuals, including pediatric clinicians, state agencies (Medicaid, Title V), family advocates, family/professional partnership groups, and other pediatric medical home stakeholders interested in care coordination. The resource was developed by staff of the National Center for Care Coordination Technical Assistance at Boston Children's Hospital, in partnership with the National Center for Medical Home Implementation
- Highlighted resources: Please see these three important brochures which can assist your practice to increase and sustain high immunization coverage rates. Note that there are two types of Meningococcal vaccines provided through the VFC Program (MCV4 and MenB). While ACIP recommends MenB vaccination for certain risk groups, it also states that "all persons 16 through 18 years of age should be considered for MenB vaccine, except there is a specific contraindication." Healthcare providers are to initiate conversations with their teen patients about MenB vaccine availability, and the risk and benefits of MenB vaccination. Each patient-provider encounter is an opportunity to assess vaccine needs and immunize. Please make sure you are not missing vaccination opportunities for any of the recommended vaccines for all VFC-eligible children and your privately insured patients. As always, screening for VFC-eligible must occur at every visit.
- Updated School Health Resources, including updated Universal Health Certificate and Oral Health Assessment forms.
- Better Sleep for Breastfeeding Mothers, Safer Sleep for Babies. Tips on how to realistically support tired and overwhelmed mothers to breastfeed safely.
- The Opioid Epidemic and Maternal Health: Three Opportunities for Change. Tips on making the most of every interaction with new mothers to discus opioid use disorder, from prenatal care to building postpartum supports.
- The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health/Got Transition with the University of California, San Francisco’s Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center created a toolkit titled Incorporating Health Care Transition Services into Preventive Care for Adolescents and Young Adults.
- The Immigrant Child Health Toolkit was created by the members of the Immigrant Child Health Committee of the DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. It is intended for use by healthcare providers, social workers, and any others who care for immigrant children.
- www.mychildcaredc.org, a new child care search website from the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education that helps families discover child care options in one click! Share with your families by downloading the outreach toolkit.
- Read the DHCF transmittal on EPSDT Periodicity Schedule Updates and the Importance of Mental Health and Vision/Hearing Screenings.
- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created the Medicaid Provider Enrollment Requirements (MPE) Toolkit to update providers enrolling or re-enrolling in the Medicaid program.
- Do you need access to your students’ immunization records? Then you need the District of Columbia Immunization Information System (DOCIIS). To gain access, you can now complete the mandatory training online!
- The DC-MD-VA (DMV) Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Resource Guide. The DMV PMH Resource Guide is a result of an ongoing collaboration between the DMV PMH Resource Guide Team and the community-based network of Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Professionals and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) Survivors throughout DC, MD, and VA. The goal of the guide is to develop, disseminate, and maintain a comprehensive, up-to-date, regional directory of specialized mental health providers, support groups, advocacy organizations, and other relevant clinical resources pertaining to perinatal mental health. This directory will assist healthcare providers, patients, and their families with obtaining specialized mental health evaluation and treatment during pregnancy and postpartum.
- The DC Collaborative for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care has developed the Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit and Primer for Pediatric Primary Care Providers. Users will also want to download Using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) Translated into Languages Other than English.
The Collaborative has also created the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Resource Guide for use by pediatric primary care providers in the Washington, DC area. This guide aims to provide a comprehensive listing of community behavioral health resources for children and adolescents in the District of Columbia.
- Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) releases Healthy Youth Resource Guide to all District schools and city-wide organizations that serve youth. Working in conjunction with DC Public Schools and the Public Charter School Board, OSSE created an adolescent health services and support directory for use as guidance for both school staff and organizations that serve youth. OSSE has also developed an online referral tracking system to assist school staff and District organizations in tracking and linking youth to adolescent health services and support.