The Wyoming Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is committed to providing valuable resources to Wyoming's children, their parents and the healthcare system ensuring their care.
Parent and hysician Resources
Visit the Community Resource Center! A hub of information curated for Wyoming families, empowering them with knowledge, choice, and access to local resources.
WYWETALK is committed to providing resources and support to help parents and guardians navigate these difficult topics. Through education and prevention initiatives, we can help our children make informed decisions that will keep them safe and healthy. Join us in this important effort to protect our kids and promote a brighter future for our communities.
Nursing Home Abuse Justice - Talking to Kids About a Loved One Moving Into a Nursing Home
It's not always easy to explain to children why a cherished family member is moving into a nursing home. However, this challenging conversation can be an opportunity to help your child understand aging, empathy, and family responsibility. Nursing Home Abuse Justice has compiled information to help guide families.
Mesothelioma Hope - Talking to Children About Cancer
A cancer diagnosis can be very difficult for a family to navigate. It can be especially difficult to tell your child that their loved one has terminal cancer. That said, there are many ways to support your children as they face the challenge of a sick loved one. Learn more about tips you can use when talking to your children about cancer.
Mesothelioma Resource Group
Mesothelioma Treatment Options - There are several treatment options available for malignant mesothelioma. These options include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.
Prognosis for Mesothelioma - Patients and families are walked through the prognosis process, which is the predicted outcome of the patient’s condition that describes life expectancy and survival rate. We work with patients in various ways to improve their prognosis.
Mesothelioma Support Groups - Support groups can help you manage your emotional well-being as you battle cancer. These groups are a safe place to go to share your feelings, wins, and challenges with people who truly understand and care about your health.
Child Health Champions Campaign
Join grassroots advocacy network at Children’s Hospital Colorado for the latest in child health policy
Children’s Hospital Colorado’s mission of serving Wyoming’s kids extends beyond solely clinical care. It also aims to speak up for kids in Wyoming, and across the nation, when public policy decisions are being made that may affect the health and safety of children. Their advocacy efforts rely on the strength and action of the Child Health Champions, a grassroots advocacy network of more than 6,500 advocates, from both Colorado and Wyoming, who speak up clearly and powerfully for kids. Champions write emails, make phone calls, tweet legislators and share information when needed to influence public policies that affect kids in Wyoming, Colorado and at the national level. If you’re interested in joining the grassroots network, sign up here and email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
American Academy of Pediatrics online e-learning center providing personalized education for health professionals.
High-quality pediatric-specialty and sub-specialty online courses
Individual learning plans to track and document progress and outcomes
Quality improvement programs to identify and close performance gaps
Customized resources, tools and programs to help meet the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification™ (MOC) requirements and ACGME requirements
Intermountain West HPV Vaccination Coalition
Thanks to the generous support of the AAP, the CDC, and the Huntsman Cancer Institute, four state AAP Chapters have joined forces in working together to run a HPV Vaccine Quality Improvement project in pediatric practices geographically dispersed across the four states. For more information about the Intermountain West HPV Vaccination Coalition visit http://healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute/cancer-information/outreach/hpv-coalition/. To learn more about the HPV vaccination and access parent resources visit https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/immunizations/Pages/HPV-Gardasil-9-What-You-Need-to-Know.aspx
Family Media Use Plan
From TV to smartphones to social media, our lives are dominated by 24/7 media exposure. Despite this, many children and teens have few rules around their media use. HealthyChildren.org through the AAP has made available a great resource for parents to help in setting media use plans in their homes. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Wyoming Seatbelt Laws
Understand the laws pertaining to child seatbelt usage. The Wyoming Department of Transportation has put together a great information sheet to give to parents at visits or use for personal reference. CLICK HERE
The AAP has updated recommendations for lead screening and the Wyoming Department of Health has prioritized this safety precaution for Wyoming children and families. For a helpful infographic to help talk with families or use for personal reference CLICK HERE
Resources for families battling Childhood Cancer
Jason's Friends exists to assist Wyoming families whose children suffer from cancer, brain tumors or spinal cord tumors by providing financial assistance, advocacy and encouragement. CLICK HERE to learn more.