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New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Secures $4 Million HRSA Cooperative Agreement to Launch New Jersey SEEDlings: Supporting Equity in Early Development Transforming Pediatrics in Early Childhood (TPEC)

Dear Colleagues,   I am pleased to announce the New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics was awarded a four-year cooperative agreement from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to transform how pediatric primary care is delivered for prenatal-to-five-year-old (P-5) populations eligible for NJ FamilyCare or who are uninsured. This work will help improve ... Read More

New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Secures $4 Million HRSA Cooperative Agreement to Launch New Jersey SEEDlings: Supporting Equity in Early Development Transforming Pediatrics in Early Childhood (TPEC)2022-09-26T14:19:15-04:00

Judith M. Persichilli, R.N., B.S.N., M.A., Commissioner to present Opening Remarks at School Health Conference

Judith M. Persichilli, R.N., B.S.N., M.A., Commissioner will be presenting Open Remarks and the state of mental health amongst our youth at our Annual School Health Conference being held on October 19. Click here to register for this event Judith M. Persichilli, R.N., B.S.N., M.A., began serving as Acting Commissioner of Health on August 5, ... Read More

Judith M. Persichilli, R.N., B.S.N., M.A., Commissioner to present Opening Remarks at School Health Conference2022-09-16T10:51:06-04:00

$12M in state funding for youth mental health care much needed

At the start of this Suicide Prevention month, $12 million in funding by the state in a collaboration to help prevent a growing youth mental health crisis was announced. Sen. Vin Gopal (D-Monmouth), who spoke about his own struggles with mental health at the announcement, explained why he and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) are ... Read More

$12M in state funding for youth mental health care much needed2022-09-16T10:47:01-04:00

Pediatric mental health gets a budget boost

The New Jersey Pediatric Psychiatric Collaborative, a partnership between primary care doctors and mental health providers, is now set to be able to offer more preventive resources to keep children out of emergency rooms across the state. Earlier this year, lawmakers added $12 million in funding for the effort. On Thursday, legislative leaders and others ... Read More

Pediatric mental health gets a budget boost2022-09-16T10:45:07-04:00

New AAP Safe Sleep Guidelines

The SIDS Center of New Jersey reports that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released its first update to its safe infant sleep policy statement and technical report since 2016. Use of the evidence-based recommendations presented in the policy help reduce the risk of sleep-related infant deaths, including those classified as Sudden Infant Death ... Read More

New AAP Safe Sleep Guidelines2022-06-23T15:29:59-04:00

An Important Message from Jeanne Craft, NJAAP Chapter President

To my colleagues,   I am horrified.  Horrified that 19 children and 2 adults were slaughtered in a place of nurturing, a place of growth. Horrified that at the end of their lives 2 teachers may have had the realization that they could not protect their students from the rapid fire of the assault weapon ... Read More

An Important Message from Jeanne Craft, NJAAP Chapter President2022-05-26T13:22:20-04:00

New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Climate Change Resolution

WHEREAS: The mission of the members of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics includes advocacy and action on issues that affect children’s health. WHEREAS: The Lancet Commission has said that climate change is the greatest public health threat of this century, but it is also the greatest public health opportunity of ... Read More

New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Climate Change Resolution2022-06-30T14:00:36-04:00

Coughlin & Gopal Propose Later School Start Time for NJ High Schools to Boost Teen Mental Health

(TRENTON) – New Jersey’s education system continues to rank best in the nation, but following two incredibly tough pandemic years the national picture for child mental health is worsening to the detriment of students and their educational outcomes. Beginning the work of addressing this national youth mental health crisis, Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin and ... Read More

Coughlin & Gopal Propose Later School Start Time for NJ High Schools to Boost Teen Mental Health2022-04-05T10:35:49-04:00

The Health of New Jerseyans in a Changing Climate

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The Health of New Jerseyans in a Changing Climate2022-04-05T10:32:02-04:00

Magellan Diagnostics Resumes Distribution of LeadCare® II Test Kits

CINCINNATI, Feb. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIVO), a leading global provider of diagnostic testing solutions and life science raw materials, announced today that Magellan Diagnostics resumed manufacturing and distribution of their LeadCare® II test kits. The Magellan quality management system identified discrepancies in the performance of LeadCare test kits. It was originally suspected that a defect ... Read More

Magellan Diagnostics Resumes Distribution of LeadCare® II Test Kits2022-02-22T12:03:17-05:00
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