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January, 2014
Save The Date  VICNetwork Webinar  HPV vaccine  
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 noon Pacific / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern
Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 28, 2014 (2:00 pm ET/ 11:00 am PT) for the next VICNetwork webinar which will focus on HPV vaccine and the important role that healthcare providers and public health communicators have in improving HPV vaccination rates among adolescents. 
Dr. Anne Schuchat and Jill Roark will discuss "the perfect storm" of issues surrounding the HPV vaccine that have led to its underutilization. Communications research with parents and providers will shed light on the opportunities to improve uptake. Practical tips for strongly recommending the vaccine will be discussed, along with resources to help parents accept the recommendation for same-day vaccination. 

Pediatricians and Early Literacy
Tuesday, January 28
10:00 am
Legislative Office Building (Room 1D)

The Education Committee, the Committee on Children
, and the Public Health Committee invite you to an informational briefing with pediatricians and early literacy experts from Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is a national, evidence-based non-profit organization that partners with pediatricians to develop early literacy skills in young children and foster parental engagement.
Panelists will discuss early brain development, literacy and language acquisition, parental engagement and the importance of a child's first 1,000 days. Reach Out and Read is working within pediatric primary care to promote the vital role parents play in their child's developing literacy skills, school readiness and social and emotional development.

Pediatric Survey
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Understanding barriers to delivery of anticipatory guidance for Safe Infant Sleeping Environment by medical provides is helpful to reduce the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Nearly all unexpected sudden infant deaths in Connecticut are due to an unsafe sleep environment.

This is a survey of medical practitioners who provide routine health maintenance of infants about their practice of delivering safe infant sleep anticipatory guidance to families. By participating in this survey, no identifying information of participants will be collected. The results of this survey will help inform efforts to educate and support medical practitioners in the delivery of Safe Infant Sleeping Environment information to families.

If you would like to receive additional information or training on the delivery of Safe Sleep Anticipatory Guidance, please contact:

Kirsten Bechtel MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Co-Chair Connecticut Child Fatality Review Panel
Yale School of Medicine

Link to Survey

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Government Relations

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