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Maintaining and Improving the Oral Health of Young Children

This clinical report demonstrates why it is important that pediatricians be knowledgeable about the disease process of dental caries, prevention of disease, interventions to maintain and restore health and the social determinants of children’s oral health.

Clinical Report


December 19, 2022

Providing a Primary Care Medical Home for Children and Youth With Cerebral Palsy

This updated clinical report observes that when cerebral palsy is identified early, families, physicians and specialists have a better chance at improving outcomes by providing evidence-based therapies while the young brain is still developing and most adaptable to change.

Clinical Report


January 21, 2022

Firearm-Related Injuries and Deaths in Children and Youth: Injury Prevention and Harm Reduction

In this updated policy statement, the AAP calls for tackling this public health emergency with a harm-reduction approach, using tactics that have successfully resulted in a decrease in motor vehicle-related injuries and deaths.

Policy Statement


October 10, 2022

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