American Academy of Pediatrics
Whether you’re looking for general information related to child health or for more specific guidelines concerning a pediatric issue, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) website provides it all. Here, you’ll find information regarding the Academy’s many programs and activities, policies and guidelines, publications and other health resources, and much, much more. Best of all, you can rest assured that the information comes from the nation’s leading child health experts and that we have scientific research supporting our recommendations.
Drowning can happen to any family. It’s quick, and it’s silent. Drowning is the No. 1 cause of death among children aged 1-4, and it is the second-leading cause of death among teens. We can lower these rates if pediatricians, parents and policy-makers work together to implement the types of solutions we know will keep children safe. Please share these resources with parents and caregivers.
Cavity Free At Three
This website provides excellent information including videos that can be viewed online for health care providers who are performing dental caries assessments and considering or using fluoride varnish on moderate to high risk patients. For more information on what has been happening in Montana view the letter from Cathy White, MD. Cavity Free at Three is a three-year, statewide effort to prevent oral disease in young children. The effort aims to engage dentists, physicians, nurses, dental hygienists, public health practitioners and early childhood educators in the prevention and early detection of oral disease in pregnant women, infants and toddlers.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. The CDC is committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people.
Eat Right Montana – Montana Dietetic Association
Montana AAP is a Bronze Sponsor of the Eat Right Montana Healthy Families. This organization was formed to provide consistent, science-based nutrition and physical activity messages to all Montanans. Pediatricians and other allied health care professionals can download informative handouts to give to patients and families at no charge. Follow the link to the home page then click on the Healthy Families tab to access the information.
Genetics in Primary Care Website
Your Source for Genetic Information and Support
The Genetics in Primary Care Institute (GPCI) strives to increase primary care provider knowledge and skills in providing genetic-based services, and with the launch of GeneticsinPrimaryCare.org the GPCI aims to provide a clearinghouse for all information, tools, and resources related to improving provision of genetic medicine for primary care providers.
Healthy Children – Powered by Pediatricians. Trusted by Parents.
This is a new website powered by the American Academy of Pediatrics which is a valuable resource for parents and caregivers. The site contains a vast array of information on children of all ages from prenatal to baby to toddler to preschool to gradeschool to teen to young adult. Caregivers can sign up for up-to-the-minute information tailored for the individual; read articles on development, nutrition, fitness, safety, health, and recent hot topics in the news; and ask a pediatrician for advice. The subject matter comes from the nation’s leading child health experts.
Healthy Montana Kids (HMK)
HMK is a low-cost, private health insurance plan. The plan provides health insurance to eligible Montana children up to age 19. A child can qualify for HMK based on family size and income. There is no asset test. There is no proof of income required at the time of application.
Parents are in charge of the health care their children receive. They are partners with the state and federal governments in providing health insurance for their children. Some parents share in the cost of their children’s health care by paying a small co-payment when care is received.
Applications for HMK are available in all Montana communities. Locations include Offices of Public Assistance, county health departments, health care facilities, WIC offices, Head Start facilities, Indian Health Services, and many more community locations. Applications are also available by mail by calling 1-877-KidsNow (1-877-543-7669).
- Apply Now
- About HMK & Eligibility Requirements
- Family Resources
- Provider Resources
- Enrollment Partners
- Other Resources
Maintenance of Certificiation, American Board of Pediatrics
The American Board of Pediatrics has recently dramatically changed the process for maintenance of board certification in pediatrics. Taking the exam is only one component of the recertification process. The ABP feels that pediatricians who participate in maintenance of certification (MOC) learn how to measure quality of care and effectively fill the gaps in their own practice. In addition, pediatricians who participate in MOC demonstrate advanced knowledge and a commitment to lifelong learning. Go to this website to find more information on what is necessary to fulfill your maintenance of certification.
Montana Bridge to Benefits
The focus of this program is to improve the well being of families and individuals by linking them to public support programs and tax benefits such as Medicaid, Low Income Energy Assistance program, Child Care Assistance Program, etc. Families can access this website for free, answer questions such as their zip code, number of dependents, income, etc., and the program will give a listing of what benefits they may qualify for and contact information to follow up on eligible programs.
Montana Pediatric Specialty Clinics
Children’s Special Health Services provides pediatric subspecialty clinics across the state. Follow this link to find available clinic services, clinic contacts, site map, clinic referral process and clinic schedules.
Parents, Let’s Unite for Kids (PLUK)
Parents, Let’s Unite for Kids is a statewide parent organization that provides support, resources, and training to families and professionals affected by disabilities and chronic illness. Covering topics from infancy to adulthood, PLUK offers statewide resources and individual support in homes, schools and medical facilities. All of PLUK’s servics are free to individuals with disabilities and their families.
RSV Montana Current Activity
This link provides up to date activity of RSV in the state of Montana.