Welcome to the homepage of New York Chapter 1 of the American Academy of Pediatrics. AAP New York Chapter 1 represents pediatricians in the 50 counties of upstate New York. The  population in these counties consists of 6,286,792 residents (2000 census; 33% of the state population) with ~1020 pediatricians and pediatric specialists to serve the ~1,571,700 children and teens less than 19 years old, and 72,935 births in the Chapter each year.

September 15, 2016

Now Accepting Applications: Tobacco Cessation Clinical Practice Trainings 
The AAP Richmond Center is seeking applications for a clinical training that will educate clinicians on how they can screen and counsel their patients and families about tobacco cessation and secondhand smoke exposure. Clinicians will be invited to attend the training with a member of their clinical staff, where they will both be taught how to implement these strategies in practice. The AAP  is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit will be offered for this live activity. For more information, visit the AAP Richmond CenterTo be considered, applications must be received by 4:00pm CST on October 1st, 2016. Please email questions to richmondcenter@aap.org.

July 21, 2016
Free, live NYSDOH webinar:
Building a Continuum of Care to Support Exclusive Breastfeeding in New York State
August 4, 2016
8:30 am - 10:30 am ET
Webinar will also be archived on the School of Public Health website.

July 13, 2016
Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Best Practices for Adolesents and Adults, from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

July 5, 2016

July 5, 2016
LAIV is not recommended for 2016-2017 Flu Season. Many practices have already ordered influenza vaccine for the 2016-2017 season. If you are interested in canceling your order(S) for LAIV, contact your vaccine distributor. See chart for helpful info.

April 20, 2016

Congratulations to Colleen Mattimore, MD, recipient of the 2016 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award. This annual award recognizes individuals who make significant contributions toward improving public health through their work in childhood immunizations.

April 8, 2016
Joint letter from the core primary care provider groups in NYS to Paul Francis, the Governor's Secretary for Health.


February 8, 2016
Infants and Zika Virus - Q&As for Pediatric Healthcare Providers

January 27, 2016
Healthy Advisory from NYSDOH re: Zika Virus

January 27, 2016
CDC releases
 Interim Guidelines for Pregnant Women During a Zika Virus Outbreak 
February 3, 2016
2016 ACIP Recommended Immunization Schedules, Age 0 through 18
Summary of changes in schedule from 2015 to 2016.

November 23, 2015

NYSDOH has issued an informational notice re: interval changes for post-vaccination serologic testing of infants born to Hepatitis B-infected mothers. 

July 17, 2015

Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please. This CDC brochure for parents explains the difference between bacteria and viruses, what antibiotics are, and how bacteria become resistant. It also answers FAQs about when a child does or does not need an antibiotic.
Video Resources for Sexual Abuse

The Connect To Protect Tampa Bay coalition recently developed a video on sexual abuse. Its broad target audience includes anyone who works with children.  The video is about ten minutes long, and overviews the epidemiology, signs/symptoms, and reporting of abuse.  Please feel free to use this at your discretion. We do request that if you use it, please contact Rachel Stuart @ rstewar2@health.usf.edu as we can record it for the grant.

Video link:  http://c2p.health.usf.edu


Diane M. Straub, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of South Florida

Immunization Videos


Distracted Driving Toolkit

With support from the Allstate Foundation, The American Academy of Pediatrics NYS Chapter 1 has developed a toolkit that can be shared to warn about the dangers of texting while driving.

The kit includes:

  • sobering facts about the rate and impact of distracted driving
  • NYS texting and driving laws
  • parent-teen driving contracts
  • cell phone app aimed at curbing texting while driving

    Click here to download materials.

Gerald Lauria, MD (left) and Joseph Domachowske, MD (right) on a recent mission trip to El Salvador. Dr. Domachowske ran a clinic in the community of Rancho Grande. This was the 11th mission trip for Dr. Domachowske over the past nine years. Dr. Lauria was caring for patients in Los Naranjos, a region of San Vincent.