Immunization SIG

By APA Staff | October 5, 2020

The APA Immunization SIG is committed to improving timely vaccination coverage of children and adolescents. We bring together scientists, clinicians, educators, and advocates to focus on disease prevention through immunization, fostering new knowledge and sharing this evidence across disciplines. The APA Immunization SIG supports disease prevention across the lifespan by promoting: Research on vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccines, and…

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Group Care

By APA Staff | November 6, 2019

The Group Care SIG promotes shared medical appointments to meet the quadruple aim of better health, better care, added value, and increased provider joy in work, by: Enhancing patient experience through redesign of primary care and other medical care experiences. Enhancing workforce by increasing trainee capacity for facilitated, open-ended communication Demonstrating heightened provider engagement in…

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Pediatric Tobacco Issues

By YokoCo | August 28, 2019

The Pediatric Tobacco Issues SIG was formed to create a community of healthcare providers and researchers dedicated to eliminating the dangerous consequences of tobacco use, – including electronic cigarettes and other emerging products – secondhand smoke in children, adolescents, and their families. The primary goal of the SIG is to provide a dynamic environment for…

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Obesity

By YokoCo | August 28, 2019

The mission of the Obesity SIG is to connect individuals who share an interest in childhood obesity and to share resources, research, and best practices. Current SIG Goals Provide a forum for highlighting and discussing important pediatric environmental health issues. Serve as a network to connect health professionals with an interest in pediatric environmental health.…

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Nutrition

By YokoCo | August 28, 2019

The Nutrition SIG of the APA brings together health professionals committed to effective nutrition research, practice, and teaching in academic and community pediatrics. Current SIG Goals To highlight the role of nutrition in specialty and subspecialty care To provide a platform for members with similar interests in medical nutrition to share ideas and resources To…

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Literacy Development Programs in Primary Care

By YokoCo | August 28, 2019

The Literacy Promotion SIG provides an opportunity to collaborate on early literacy and parenting research to help inform community outreach, health promotion, and health policy activity in these areas. Current SIG Goals To facilitate the exchange of ideas between researchers, educators, and advocates in best practices in early literacy promotion To maintain the presence of…

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Health Literacy

By YokoCo | August 28, 2019

The mission of the APA Health Literacy SIG is to reduce the health literacy burden children and their caregivers experience at the personal and organizational levels through research, education, and advocacy. Health Literacy as defined by the National Health Initiatives Healthy People 2030 “Personal health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the ability…

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Environmental Health, Climate Change and Sustainability SIG

By YokoCo | August 27, 2019

Current SIG Goals Provide a forum for highlighting and discussing important pediatric environmental health issues Serve as a network to connect health professionals with an interest in pediatric environmental health Gauge awareness among health professionals of the environment as a contributor to children’s health   Join the Environmental Health, Climate Change and Sustainability SIG

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