Pediatric Updates, Opportunities &
Monday, 29 June 2020 | Issue 25
Dear Cha pter Members,

In case you missed Wednesday's AAP Ask the Experts webinar on how pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgeons can access federal financial relief, you can watch a recording of the webinar online here. You can also find more information about the Provider Relief Fund Medicaid and CHIP Targeted Allocation using the following resources:

As a reminder, the deadline to apply for the Medicaid and CHIP Targeted Allocation is July 20.

Please contact me if you need help with the application or have information to share about your experience with the federal relief program.

Be well,
Leann D. McAllister, Executive Director
Nevada Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Cell 508-685-0918
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Interested in running for Nevada AAP leadership for the 2021-2022 term? Information about nominating yourself in Opportunities below.
Tobacco 21 Public Comment
Discussion about electronic cigarettes, vaping, and tobacco use were a priority at the June 17 Nevada Legislative Committee on Health Care meeting.

Nevada AAP submitted a written public comment in support of prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes to minors younger than 21 years of age. The Nevada AAP also asked that current laws and regulations prohibiting the sale of tobacco and e-cigarettes to minors be vigorously enforced. Further, the Nevada AAP believes that candy and fruit flavored e-cigarettes and tobacco products, which encourage youth smoking initiation, should be banned at the state level.

The next interim Health Care committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 9:00 AM and will be virtual. The agenda publishes on this website a few days before the meeting.
Clean Car Standards
The Nevada AAP was proud to be one of 65 organizations to co-sign this letter to Governor Sisolak advocating for Clean Car Standards rulemaking in Nevada.

Click on the image to download the 2-page letter.

Children are vulnerable to the adverse health effects from environmental hazards. The American Academy of Pediatrics has a long history of advocating for policies that address climate change. If you have a special interest in this topic, consider joining the Council on Environmental Health (COEH) at the AAP.
September 15: Nominations/Applications Due

October 24: Candidates for Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer invited to give brief presentations at virtual annual meting

November: Membership Elections

New Board Starts Jan 15, 2021 (2-Year Term)

Nevada AAP Board of Directors 2021 - 2022
Now is the time to start thinking about running for a leadership position on the Nevada AAP 2021 - 2022 Board of Directors.

The Nevada AAP is almost entirely run by members who volunteer their time and talents resulting in improved pediatric outcomes in Nevada and leadership skills for the volunteer. Our Board of Directors Leadership Policy is designed to accommodate the busy work lives of our members.We appreciate the time our volunteers give to improve pediatric outcomes in Nevada.

Current Board members are welcome to reapply for their current board seat or explore a new role that interests them. There are many opportunities for leadership as we often only have one candidate per role.

Per our Chapter Bylaws, the entire Nevada APP membership will be invited to vote for two positions if we have multiple nominations: Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer.
VAX Nevada Kids
The Nevada AAP is one of six leading advocacy groups to be the first to join Vax Nevada Kids, a state-wide collective of strong, pro-vaccine voices. Individuals and organizations can join on the website

Vax Nevada Kids recognizes the long established, evidence-based science that vaccines are safe, effective, and save lives. We believe we have a shared responsibility to keep our communities healthy, ensure access to healthcare, increase Nevada’s vaccination rates, and decrease the risk of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Join the movement at
Pop-Up Diaper Bank
Nevada AAP Chapter Member Jinsy Jacob, MD, FAAP asked that we alert members in Southern Nevada that, in response to the high unemployment rate, local nonprofit Baby's Bounty has added pop-up diaper banks.

Families in need of diapers can contact Baby's Bounty at 702-485-2229.

For nearly 12 years, Baby's Bounty has been providing babies in Las Vegas with essential baby supplies like clothing, car seat and diapers. Learn more at
Although we are all practicing "social distancing", there are still online opportunities to "get together" to network and learn together. We may be physically separated, but not emotionally or intellectually.

Complete Calendar and Details at .

Tue Jun 30th 1:30 PM- 2:00 PM AAP Webinar
Tips to Engage in Advocacy for Children with Disabilities: What Pediatric Trainees and Early Career Physicians Need to Know

Wed Jul 1st 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM Zoom
Newborn Screening (NBS) Program

Tue Jul 7th 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM Zoom
Washoe County School District (WCSD) Superintendent, Dr. Kristen McNeill

Fri Jul 10th 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM Online
Project ECHO -- Complex Pediatrics

Fri Jul 10th 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM WebEx
UNLV Grand Rounds

Sun Jul 12th 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM Zoom
FREE Walk with a Doc -- KIDS TIME!

Mon Jul 20th
Deadline for Medicaid and CHIP Targeted Allocation Application

Jul 21st 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM Online
$40 -- 2 CME

Tue Jul 28th 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM Zoom
Nevada AAP Quarterly Board Meeting

Tue Sep 15th
Chapter Leadership Applications Due

Sat Oct 24th 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM Zoom
Nevada AAP Annual Meeting