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FYI: Youth violence prevention, peanut allergy videos, visiting professor program, identifying motor delays

March 1, 2021

Youth violence prevention funding

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the availability of $6 million in fiscal year 2021 to fund up to five youth violence prevention centers for up to five years through the National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention: Rigorous Evaluation of Prevention Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Community Rates of Youth Violence.

The centers selected by the CDC will partner with one or more communities with high rates of youth violence and establish a youth advisory council to inform the implementation and evaluation of prevention strategies. Professional development and training activities for early career and junior researchers will be integrated into center activities.

The centers also will evaluate at least two prevention strategies to address at least two research areas, such as:

  • social and structural conditions that reduce racial and ethnic inequities and community rates of youth violence;
  • homicide and severe violence-related injuries experienced by youths;
  • hospital-based youth violence prevention strategies; and
  • leveraging online platforms for youth violence prevention.

For details, visit

Peanut allergy prevention videos

Peanut Allergy Prevention through Early Introduction is a series of educational videos from PediaLink to help pediatricians approach peanut allergies.

Highlights include:

  • key points from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases guidelines and the Learning Early About Peanut Allergy study;
  • potential benefits of early peanut protein introduction;
  • identifying infants who require evaluation before introducing peanut protein; and
  • recognizing signs and symptoms and how to treat an allergic reaction.

A parent video explains benefits of early introduction of peanut-containing food, how to prepare infant friendly peanut-containing foods and how to know if a child needs an evaluation before introducing peanut protein. Visit

Early identification of motor delays

Physical Developmental Delay: What to Look For is an interactive, web-based tool on for parents and caregivers of children ages 5 and under. The tool provides information about physical developmental milestones such as rolling over, sitting without support and walking, and helps parents start conversations with their pediatrician. Visit

Apply for visiting professor program

The AAP Section on Infectious Diseases is accepting applications for the Dr. S. Michael Marcy Visiting Professor Program for the 2021-’22 academic year. The program brings nationally and internationally known pediatric infectious diseases specialists to pediatric and family practice programs with limited or no access to a pediatric infectious diseases specialist. The deadline to apply is March 8. Visit


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