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March 28, 2017

Community of Immunizers Listserv

Looking to communicate with fellow immunizers, ask questions and share ideas? The Community of Immunizers Listserv includes more than 100 members, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants and office staff. Email immunize@aap.org to subscribe.

Behavioral health treatment locator

The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a confidential, anonymous source for those seeking treatment facilities for substance abuse, addiction and mental health problems.

Access the locator at https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/. Patients also can call 800-662-4357 to get free, confidential information 24/7.

Refugee health profiles

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers guidance for pediatricians treating patients who are refugees from Central America, http://bit.ly/2mNyEB5, and Syria, http://bit.ly/2lwGejn.

Each Refugee Health Profile webpage includes sections on priority health conditions, health concerns and access to care abroad, and information about the type of medical screening that refugees may have received prior to being resettled in the United States. Background information can aid pediatricians in providing culturally effective care.

Additional health profiles are available for Bhutanese, Burmese, Congolese and Iraqi refugees. Visit http://bit.ly/2meEmdy.

Shop for AAP Red Book, adolescent medicine review

  • Red Book offer available until April 30. Save 20% on Red Book (print and eBook) formats with promo code REDBOOK20 at checkout. With the code, the member price of $75 is discounted to $60. Visit http://bit.ly/2lOyYL6.
  • AM:STARs: Common Clinical Situations: A Resource for Practical Care and Exam Review (MA0808; members: $47.95) highlights issues in adolescent practice and on the adolescent medicine board examination. The self-study guide includes 80 questions and answers and discussion, http://bit.ly/2lwAFS3.
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