CDC Guidance to Healthcare Providers – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/


COVID-19: Information for Healthcare Professionals –https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_healthcare.shtml


Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency – https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html


Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 (Interim Guidance) – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/return-to-work.html

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New Jersey State Interscholastic Activities Association

NJSIAA Parent/Guardian Concussion Policy Acknowledgment Form

Return to Learn / Return to Play CDC – Concussion

HEADS UP to Health Care Providers

ACE Care Plan Form (Work and School Versions)

Concussion in Sports Palm Card

Information for Patients – Heads Up: Preventing Concussion fact sheet

NCAA Information and Educational Programs & National High School Federation – Free learning course on concussion designed for coaches, but is very good. A 20 minute Internet program presented by a sports medicine physician who heads the Federation sports Safety Committee. Do not be intimidated by having to register and appear to pay for the course; it is FREE!! ImPACT is a computer-based Neuropsychological Testing system for four domains: verbal memory, visual memory, speed of processing and reaction time. For New Jersey, the “gold-standard” of computer-based neuropsychological testing done by high schools – and in primary care offices and concussion centers. A brief 20 to 40 minute testing format; not a substitute for a full neuropsychological testing battery done by neuropsychologists. Brain Injury Association of New Jersey – BIANJ Concussion in Sports Committee a held Concussion Summit in February 2006 at Giants Stadium and has been active in assisting 100 high schools in New Jersey to obtain ImPACT at a reduced rate for a three year period. Producer of concussion poster for your office walls. Computerized Neuropsychological Tests

ANAM Axon Sports (exclusive distributor of the CogState test in North America) Headminder ImPACT

Developmental Screening

RESOURCES

Developmental Monitoring and Screening (CDC)

Healthy Child Care America (AAP)

Positive Parenting Tips (CDC)

“Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Campaign (CDC)

NJ Early Intervention System

TOOLS

CHADIS – leading screening, decision support and patient engagement system designed to streamline patient communication and optimize healthcare

Ages & Stages (Brooks Publishing)

SWYC (additional ages and languages available)

2-Month [English / Spanish]

9-Month [English / Spanish]

18-Month [English / Spanish]

24 Month [English / Spanish]

Milestones Scoring Guide

Baby Pediatric Symptom Checklist (BPSC)

Preschool Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PPSC)

Parents’ Observation of Social Interaction (POSI)

M-CHAT R/F [English / Spanish]

The Role of Pediatrics in Disaster Preparedness (Recorded Webinar) presented by Dr. Laurence Flint [Recording / PDF]


AAP Children and Disasters – Pediatricians can serve as expert advisors to local, state, and federal agencies and committees and play a key role in disaster and terrorism preparedness with families, children, and their communities. Preparedness Checklist for Pediatric Offices Talking to Children about Natural Disasters NJ Office of Emergency Management HealthyChildren.org – Safety & Prevention NJ Foodbank Helpful phone numbers and websites to share with community members:

  1. FEMA – Hurricane Sandy Disaster Assistance Phone Number 1-800-FEMA (3262) for disaster assistance
    1. Website for those able to access: disasterassistance.gov
    2. Applying for Disaster Assistance FAQ:
    3. Help after a disaster in multiple languages
  2. Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
  3. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance:
    1. Phone Number: 1-800-659-2955
    2. Website for those able to access
    3. In need of volunteers? Reach out to the Church of Latter Day Saints in NJ (offered on the call) by contacting   Brad Thatcher (917-304-4937, thatcher@yahoo.com)
  4. Shelter Locator: http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter
    1. Phone Number: 1-800-REDCROSS.
    2. For those with mobile devices: Text “Shelter + Your Zip code” to 4332.
  5. Operation Hope-description of free services below:
    1. Phone Number 1-888-388-HOPE (4673)
  6. Disaster SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Information
    1. Website
    2. D-SNAP Toolkit
  7. National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster:
    1. http://www.nvoad.org/

Operation Hope OPERATION HOPE PROVIDES FINANCIAL RECOVERY SERVICES AFTER HURRICANE SANDY Financial dignity nonprofit Operation HOPE begins financial triage for individuals effected by Hurricane Sandy. Through its disaster preparedness and recovery division, HOPE Coalition America (HCA), Operation HOPE announced today the availability for individuals and small business owners to call 888-388-HOPE (4673) for free information, guidance and assistance for loss associated with storm recovery. The services provided include:

  • Disaster Recovery Budget
  • Mortgage on a Destroyed Home
  • Home Inspections and Repair Contracts
  • Assistance with Working with Your Creditors
  • Referrals to Government and Private Agencies
  • Assistance with Obtaining Copies of Destroyed Documents
  • Insurance Claims Assistance
  • Completing Applications for Grants and Loans

Tips for Parents & Caregivers [ENGLISH / SPANISH]

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CDC CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULES

Childhood vaccines protect against 14 serious diseases including polio, measles, whooping cough and chickenpox.  For a complete schedule of age-appropriate vaccinations, please click here. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Recommended Immunization Schedules FOR PROVIDERS

CAREGIVERS:  Infants and Children (birth through 6 years old) [English / Spanish] Preteens & Teens (7 through 18 years old) [English / Spanish]

IMMUNIZATION APPS

CDC VACCINE SCHEDULES APP FOR CLINICIANS AND OTHER IMMUNIZATION PROVIDERS Healthcare professionals who recommend or administer vaccines can immediately access all CDC recommended immunization schedules and footnotes using the CDC Vaccine Schedules app. Optimized for tablets and useful on smartphones, the app shows the child, adolescent, and adult vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH IN YOUNG ATHLETES [ENGLISH / SPANISH]

STUDENT-ATHLETE CARDIAC ASSESSMENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MODULE

For information on how to access the online module, please click here.

New Jersey Student Athlete Cardiac Screening Task Force Final Report – June 15, 2011

Providing Leadership: New Jersey Student Athlete Cardiac Screening Task Force

Autism – Navigating Through the Maze

Healthychildren.org

NJ Family Care

NJ ParentLink

InsureKidsNow.gov – child or teen may qualify for free or low-cost health insurance coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Bright Futures

STATE AGENCIES

Department of Children & Families

Department of Education

Department of Health

Department of Human Services

Department of Banking & Insurance

CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS

Goryeb Children’s Hospital – Morristown Medical Center

Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital – Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital – Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Children’s Hospital of New Jersey – Newark Beth Israel

Children’s Specialized Hospital 

Children’s Regional Hospital – Cooper University Hospital

Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital – Hackensack University Medical Center

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital

The Unterberg Children’s Hospital – Monmouth Medical Center

University Hospital Pediatrics, Newark, NJ

COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS

Advocates for Children of New Jersey

Essex Pregnancy & Parenting Connection

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of New Jersey (SPANNJ)

Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

Family Success Centers

Family Resource Network

ASSOCIATIONS

New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians

New Jersey Dental Association

New Jersey Dental Hygienists Association

New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA)

New Jersey State School Nurses Association (NJSSNA)

NATIONAL AGENCIES / ASSOCIATIONS

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Dental Association

American Board of Pediatrics

Center for Disease Control & Prevention