National AAP News

CDC -“Educational Interventions for Children Affected by Lead”  CDC’s “Lead” landing page:   Resource: Educational Interventions for Children Affected by Lead

NIH Safe Sleep site on our website:

The Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2014 (H.R.1281).  

Info on Ebola AAP:  Ebola Virus Disease Info for Clinicians  CDC:  Ebola Outbreak   Maine Physicians:  Portland Press article

AAP Recommendations on Teen Pregnancy Prevention - Read Article    Visit the National Child Trauma Stress Network

Toolkit to Improve Care for Patients with Genetic Disorders  and Genetic Disorders Policy information and recommendations

AAP Resilience Project:  Tools and Resources for Practices

AAP Updates Membership Criteria:   Pediatric Nurse Practitioners eligible to become affiliate members!



MAAP News & Events

Building Connections to Serve Maine’s Children: Critical Topics in Pediatrics and Behavioral/Mental Health • Saturday, April 30 – Sunday, May 1, 2016, Sable Oaks Marriott, Portland • Watch this space in the coming weeks for more information!

From the First Tooth, MaineHealth’s pediatric oral health initiative, was awarded a grant from Northeast Delta Dental Foundation to coordinate Dining with the Dentists – read more!

Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield offers clinics in Maine

Co-Sleeping has led to recent deaths in Maine.  Resources: CoSleeping Baby Deaths 2015 - AG’s Office  Safe Sleep Recommendations -DHHS, and Safe_Sleep_Brochure

Vaccine Legislation to Encourage Communication between Parents and Providers by Maine AAP’s Janice Pelletier, MD and MaineMed’s, Sandra L. Fritsch, MD and Personal Freedom, Parental Choice and Vaccines by MaineGen’s Sid Sewall, MD .

The Maine AAP strongly supports  Maine’s mandatory child abuse reporting law, LD 1523; read our letter of support.

CDC’s Advisory Commitee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Report   - CDC also offers new guidelines on Critical Congenital Heart Defects Screening: Proposed Rules CCHD Rules memo 3.18.15

Learn about the dangers of e-cigarettes Read this AAP Research.

Past MAAP president John Salvato, MD, opens Maine’s Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics




Maine AAP Leaders, along with collaborators from Maine Medical Association, Eastern Maine Healthcare, the American Cancer Society, and others gather to testify in support of legislation to prohibit minors from using tanning beds.   Indoor tanning is exceptionally dangerous for teenagers, because it increases the risk of developing melanoma by an astronomical 62%.Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) causes the 3 major forms of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma; squamous cell carcinoma; and cutaneous malignant melanoma. Public awareness of the risk is not optimal, overall compliance with sun protection is inconsistent, and melanoma rates continue to rise. The risk of skin cancer increases when people overexpose themselves to sun and intentionally expose themselves to artificial sources of UVR. Keep an eye on this legislation and urge your Representatives and Senators to support it!

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