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- What to expect from well-child exams and other doctor’s visits during social distancing
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Arizona Autism United is a local nonprofit organization that, since 2006, has been providing excellent quality direct care services to individuals with autism and supports for their families. With a large number of highly qualified staff in the fields of ABA, Behavioral Health, Speech and Language, we help as many families as possible with individualized support every day. Our services are available through the DDD health plans or private insurance.
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program aims to increase awareness of lead exposure and risk in Arizona while emphasizing the importance of lead screening in young children. Through this program, education is provided to families and healthcare providers on lead poisoning, prevention, and common sources of lead poisoning that can be found in the child’s environment. The program also collaborates with and provides guidance to primary care providers to coordinate care for children with elevated blood lead levels.
The Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona, a community-based organization comprised of parents, health and safety professionals and business leaders, exists to provide a forum to prevent fatal and non-fatal drownings through the promotion of education, legislative action and enhanced product safety. The DPCA strives to meet the following objectives through Advocacy, Education, Support & Outreach: Reduce Water Related Incidents, Expand the Drowning Surveillance System, Support and Connect Families Impacted by Drowning.
First Things First (FTF) is a critical partner in creating a family-centered, comprehensive, collaborative and high-quality early childhood system that supports the development, health and early education of all Arizona’s children birth through age 5. FTF partners with families and communities to help children have the positive, nurturing experiences they need to arrive at school ready to succeed. We do this through early care and education programs, preventive health efforts, and supporting parents as their child’s first teachers – at no cost.
Keogh Health Connection
Keogh offers FREE enrollment assistance for AHCCCS (Arizona’s Medicaid), KidsCare, Marketplace Health Insurance (The Affordable Care Act), SNAP (food stamps), and TANF (emergency cash assistance). Our Navigators are advocates and teachers who care for and support our clients on the road to self-sufficiency. Due to COVID-19 we are currently only proving over the phone appointments.
Parents Partners Plus (PPP) is an alliance of home visitation programs serving Maricopa County. Any pregnant woman and any family with a child birth through age three can benefit from PPP services. All programs offer health and child safety information, developmental screenings, community resource referrals, and developmental activities to support healthy growth for young children. All programs are free for families and the programs meet with families from 2-4 times per month. During COVID-19, home visitation has shifted to the virtual visits to keep everyone safe and healthy!
Raising Arizona Kids is an essential online resource for parents, caregivers and educators committed to raising conscientious, confident, caring kids who will grow up to change the world. Raising Arizona Kids is a trusted community institution creatively connecting and inspiring those involved in raising Arizona’s next generation with informative, relevant, and hyperlocal resources that reach across platforms, engaging audiences wherever they are. All-access is free to families.
Stuttering and Speech Therapy of Arizona (SSTA) is a speech therapy practice serving the East Valley and Phoenix areas via in-person and teletherapy visits. We are committed to helping people of all ages communicate confidently and effectively. The goal of therapy at SSTA is to give every client the necessary tools they need to function in all areas, be it school, work, or daily living situations.
SunWise Skin Cancer Prevention Program
Did you know that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation during childhood and adolescence can increase your risk of developing skin cancer? The goal of SunWise Skin Cancer Prevention Program is to educate the public, especially school aged children, on the risks associated with overexposure to UV radiation. You can play a role in reducing your child’s exposure to the sun by reinforcing sun safe behaviors. The SunWise program can provide you with the tools you need to protect your family from skin cancer.
ABC Children’s Eye Specialists consists of Pediatric Ophthalmologists and Pediatric Optometrists dedicated to ensuring the best possible care and personalized treatment for all of our patients. We specialize in children’s routine eye exams, complicated eye diseases, and surgical and non-surgical approaches to eye diseases. We care for children with special needs, with low vision, and the blind.
TAPI is a non-profit statewide coalition of over 400 members. TAPI was formed in response to the alarming fact that in 1993, only 43% of Arizona’s two-year-olds were fully immunized against preventable childhood diseases like measles, mumps, polio and whooping cough. Through the efforts of TAPI’s partners, immunization rates have improved dramatically, with nearly three in four children fully immunized by age two. Unfortunately, the problem never ends. Each year in Arizona almost 90,000 babies are born unimmunized.
The Medical Services Project (MSP) connects hundreds of Arizona’s uninsured and underinsured children to necessary primary and specialty care each year. Referral sources identify children who are eligible for MSP and refer them to AzAAP for services. AzAAP connects them with local health care professionals who agree to accept MSP referrals for a program-assigned fee of $5 - $10 for each office visit. Services include primary and specialty care office exams, oral health care, radiology, laboratory services, prescription medications, corrective eyewear, and many others.
The goal of this program is to promote early childhood literacy and school readiness. Health care professionals provide the Reach Out and Read model during checkups by teaching parents about the importance of reading aloud and giving developmentally appropriate books to each child. The program begins at the six-month checkup and continues through age five, one book is given at each checkup. Studies show that children who participate in Reach Out and Read enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies, stronger language skills and are better prepared to achieve their potential.
The Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care program is a voluntary certification recognizing hospitals that have demonstrated their ability to stabilize and/or manage pediatric emergencies. Through a partnership between hospitals, physicians, nurses, emergency personnel and the Emergency Medical Services for Children program at the Arizona Department of Health Services, the program provides certified hospitals with the support and training they need to ensure children receive the best care possible during an emergency.
The Arizona Pediatric Quality Improvement Institute (APQII) ensures that pediatric practices across the state are always up to date with the most current training and education by connecting them with subject matter experts, specialists and mentors. All physicians need continuing medical education. When you take your child to their pediatrician, you want to know that they’ve received the latest evidence-based training and information to provide the best care for your children, and APQII gives this to pediatricians on an ongoing basis throughout the year.
The Arizona Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutrition education and breastfeeding support services, supplemental nutritious foods and referrals to health and social services. WIC serves pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women; infants; and children under the age of five who are determined to be at nutritional risk. The WIC Program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.
PRAMS is a joint research project between the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our purpose is to find out why some babies are born healthy and others are not. We need your help to find out why. Each month PRAMS will ask 1 in 30 new mothers in Arizona to share their experiences before, during and after pregnancy. If you receive a PRAMS questionnaire in the mail, please complete it and send it back. No matter how your pregnancy went, your answers will help us learn more about ways to improve the chances for future mothers and babies in Arizona.
Arizona Lions Vision and Hearing Foundation MD-21, is a non-profit organization that provides screenings, glasses, hearing aids, surgeries, etc. to more than 400 patients per month. In addition to helping underserved students, the Arizona Lions Vision Center also aids the elderly and other members of the community who have no other means of acquiring properly prescribed and fitted eyewear. The Arizona Lions Vision Center is proud to work with more than 35+ organizations and our doctors who have donated their services for 25 years.
Research indicates that the early years are crucial to laying the foundation for children’s life successes. We believe that parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers. Parents as Teachers is a FREE program provided through Arizona’s Children Association for families who are pregnant and/or have children 0-5 years. The program is designed to encourage and support parents until their child enters kindergarten. Certified parent educators are well qualified to provide child development and parenting information.