The Kentucky Action for Childhood Obesity (KACO) is a new KY AAP program. The goal of KACO is to engage pediatricians and promote best practices in addressing pediatric obesity. The Obesity Task Force members have dual roles: 1. To serve as “Coaches” for the KACO network and 2. To serve as Chapter experts on childhood obesity for advocacy and policy work at the state level.
Members of the Obesity Task Force include:
Chris Bolling, MD, FAAP (Chair), Kim Boland MD, FAAP, Suzanne Kingery MD, FAAP, April Mattingly MD, FAAP, Tok Omoruvi MD, FAAP, David Parker MD, FAAP, Joelle Paulozz MD, FAAP, Lisa Pfitzer MD, FAAP, Aurelia Radelescu MD, FAAP, Charlotte Stites, MD, FAAP
Contact KACO Chair for further information, Dr. Chris Bolling
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The KY AAP has established a newly formed Kentucky Adolescent Health Forum ( KAHF), a project of the KY AAP Adolescent Task Force. The goal of KAHF is to promote best practices in addressing various adolescent health issues. The members of KAHF will also serve as Chapter experts on adolescent health issues for advocacy efforts at the state level. Each month relevant adolescent health topics will be covered and delivered to members through email. The content of the email will include useful tools, guidelines and discussion of picture based clinical scenarios. In addition, KAHF will send out surveys once a year to get your feedback on areas of improvement.
For more information, contact: Dr. Mandakini Sadhir , KY AAP Adolescent Health Task Force Chair , KY Adolescent Health Forum (KAHF)
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Retinoblastoma is the most common intraocular pediatric malignancy seen in children less than 5 years and it manifests as Leukocoria (white reflex in pupil). Early detection is critical in preventing mortality and also in preserving useful vision. Numerous other ophthalmic problems are also detected by leukocoria like cataract, congenital anomalies, vascular anomalies and retinal detachment. The Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is partnering with Children’s Eye Foundation and Kentucky School for the Blind to launch an awareness campaign to detect leukocoria earlier so prompt treatment can be instituted. The campaign posters will be delivered to pediatric offices by mail. We request your cooperation to hang this poster in your waiting room or where parents are likely to see it.
Click here for an electronic version of the poster.