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AAP Initiatives

Along with Section on Allergy and Immunology activities, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports the following initiatives.

Discovery Health Channel TV Series
The AAP sponsors the Kids Healthworks TV series on the Discovery Health Channel to educate parents and caregivers of children from birth to age 12. Airing at 9 AM (ET) and 11 AM (ET) 5 days a week, each 30-minute episode in this 26-part series features AAP-member physicians who answer common parenting questions. In addition, the series includes enlightening reports, sidebars, and real-life stories from parents "who have been there" and addresses topics such as antibiotics, adoption, ear infections, childcare, sibling rivalry, and vitamins.

National Asthma Control Program: Reducing Costs and Improving Quality of Life - 2002
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is funding 6 urban school districts (Baltimore, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia) and 6 national, nongovernmental organizations (the AAP, American Association of School Administrators, American Lung Association, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, National Association of School Nurses, and STARBRIGHT Foundation) to support and address asthma control within a coordinated school health program. Learn more about this program and other CDC asthma-related programs through this link.

Child Health Measurement Project
The AAP Child Health Measurement Project addresses a component often missing in efforts to improve quality of care—valid and reliable measurement tools to assess the impact of disease and medical treatment on the lives of children and their families. Visit this Web page to learn more about the Children's Health Survey for Asthma (CHSA) project. (The CHSA survey instrument has been listed in several large, federally funded studies. If you are interested in using it, please e-mail

Media Resource Team
Since 1994, the AAP Media Resource Team, a group of Los Angeles-based pediatricians, has worked with writers, directors, and producers in all media and with network programmers, interactive product producers, and others in the entertainment industry to provide the latest and most accurate information relating to the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Learn more about this team, including its objectives and shows it has provided consultation to, through this link.

The information contained in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Allergy and Immunology Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. Your pediatrician may recommend variations in treatment based on individual facts and circumstances. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the AAP. Reprinted articles do not represent official AAP policy and should not be taken as such.

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