OKAAP Strategic Plan
OKAAP’s child health priorities, recommendations and advocacy goals to promote healthy children in Oklahoma.
A publication of the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Past issues are archived here.
The Oklahoma Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (OKAAP) agrees with and actively promotes the American Academy of Pediatrics Diversity and Inclusion Statement.
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Dedicated to the health of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
Oklahoma Pediatricians & Family Physicians Outline Recommendations for School Reopening
In an effort to unite Oklahomans in the shared goal of children returning to safe school settings, both for children’s well-being, and to help communities move forward through stress that we are all facing during the COVID-19 pandemic…
Blakely’s Blessings: Success with the Right Village and Resources
Blakely Bowles Photo: Courtesy of Gloria Bowles When a newborn enters the world, it is pure bliss, you are thankful and excited for the new little life. What happens when it is anything but typical? You are left with so many questions. Who is there to guide you? In...
Substance Abuse in Pediatrics: Opportunities for Preventive Steps
The topics of opioids and substance abuse are everywhere nowadays. We hear about it in the news, we learn about it in school, and we see it in our communities. Statistically speaking, more and more of us are affected by the impact substance abuse has on our families and friends…
A Positive Mindset with Gratitude is Lifechanging
By Hokehe Effiong , MD What is the word that has been seared in my mind and has saved me from the doldrums of daily life, of simply waking up, doing the daily tasks, sleeping at night, rinse and repeat; the word that has awakened me to the possibilities that abound,...
Oklahoma’s Resident in the Spotlight – Michelle Amaya, DO
Oklahoma's Resident in the Spotlight Michelle AmayaMedical school Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine College James Madison UniversityWhere did you grow up? My family moved to Virginia Beach, VA and I graduated from Bayside High School Health Sciences...
For Primary Care: HPV Practices and Changes with the New 2-dose Vaccination Schedule
Article Discussion by Ben Rossavik, DO Nearly all cervical and anal cancers, the majority of vaginal and penile cancers, and 70% of oropharyngeal cancers of attributable to HPV. 33,700 new diagnoses of cancer are related to HPV in the US each year. HPV vaccines have...
OKAAP members have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of initiatives and efforts. Serve on the Chapter Board of Directors or Join a Committee to help advance the interests of our profession.
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The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. OKAAP is the Oklahoma Chapter of the AAP and is comprised of over 400 pediatricians.
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