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New Checklist Aims to Help Families Communicate with the Provider About School Options

The University of Miami’s Mailman Center for Child Development together with the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Family Network on Disabilities developed a checklist—available in both English and Spanish—to help families discuss the best school option with their family provider.


Got Transition has unveiled exciting new materials to smooth the transition of youth and young adults from a pediatric to an adult-centered model of health. The updated Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition™ 3.0 define the basic components of health care transition support. Aligned with the 2018 AAP/AAFP/ACP Clinical Report on Health Care Transition, the new Six Core Elements 3.0 packages incorporate feedback from over 300 clinicians, youth, young adults, and family experts. The packages include measurement tools, practical step-by-step Implementation Guides, and customizable sample tools available for download. Got Transition also boasts a revamped user-friendly website with new resources and toolkits for clinicians, youth/young adults, and parents/caregivers. Visit it at:

Got Transition is a program of The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health and is funded through a cooperative agreement from the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration. Its aim is to improve the transition from pediatric to adult health care through the use of evidence-driven strategies for clinicians and other health care professionals; public health programs; payers and plans; youth and young adults; and parents and caregivers.

Kitchen Conversations: How to Talk with Young Children About COVID-19

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This guide from the CDC's Public Health Matters Blog explores how to talk to children about COVID-19 and even includes a list of possible questions kids might have and how best to answer them.

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