Immunization Resources

A MESSAGE TO PARENTS from OPS Regarding the 2019 Measles Outbreak.

Influenza Recommendations

OPS member Dr. Carl Eriksson, MD, MPH, FAAP, works in Critical Care Medicine at OHSU and shared best practices on Antiviral Treatment of Patients with Influenza. Dr. Eriksson also serves on the AAP Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council.

NAS, NAE, and NAM Presidents Highlight Facts on Vaccine Safety in Light of Measles Outbreaks

Marcia McNutt, President, National Academy of Sciences; C. D. Mote, Jr., President, National Academy of Engineering; and Victor J. Dzau, President, National Academy of Medicine collaborated to create a website that provides clear, concise, and evidence-based answers to questions about vaccine safety and other commonly asked questions about health and science.

Mental Health Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics

Early Assessment and Support for Psychosis Webinar (on demand)

Lines for Life -  800-273-8255

Providers (and parents) may call to access the Lines for Life database of community resources, in order to find specific resources available in a particular geographic area

OCCAP - Oregon Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry developed the following useful documents for providers: 

OPAL-K - Oregon Psychiatric Access Line About Kids – A free mental health telephone consult line for primary care clinicians in Oregon who serve children and adolescents, 9AM to 5PM, M-F.

Mental health patient care guides

Oregon Health Authority

Adolescent Well Care Visits Guidance Document

Minor Rights: Access and Consent to Health Care: A resource for providers, parents and educators

Parent or Caregiver Confidentiality Handout

Teen Patient Handout

Perinatal Depression Screening Webinar (on demand)

SBIRT Oregon - Substance Abuse Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

Screening for Safety: Evidence-based Tools to Prevent Suicide in Primary Care

By Kristin Dreves, MPH, CHES, Adolescent Health Project Manager, Oregon Pediatric Society

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

Suicide Prevention in Primary Care Settings

A toolkit designed for rural practices (but applicable to other settings) to help practices support at-risk patients. Toolkit includes guidelines for screening and assessment, workflows, firearm safety, and resources for patients and families

Other Resources

Motivational Interviewing and Effective Communication Videos

As part of our initiative focused on improving HPV vaccination rates, OPS has produced three videos demonstrating motivational interviewing and effective communication tools for addressing vaccine-hesitant families. Check them out!


OPS member R.J. Gillespie, MD, MHPE, has been doing innovative work around prenatal Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and pediatric outcomes for years. His contributions are highlighted in the recently published Pediatrics article  "Parental Adverse Childhood Experiences and Offspring Development at 2 Years of Age."

Pediatric Transgender Health Webinar (on demand)

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The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation uses 16 indicators to rank each state across four domains — health, education, economic well-being, and family and community — representing what children need most to thrive.

Oregon ranks:

28th in economic well-being. Oregon improved faster than the U.S. as a whole in all indicators, with child poverty, families with high housing cost burdens, teens not in school and not working, and parents without secure employment all declining in 2016.

43rd in education. While the U.S. high school graduation rate reached an all-time high in 2016, Oregon stagnated at 48th in the nation in this indicator. About three out of five young children were not enrolled in early education programs.

19th in the family and community domain. Oregon was among a handful of other states showing the fastest improvements in parental education, with only 12 percent of children living in households headed by an adult without a high school diploma.

16th in health. Oregon has moved in rank from 35th in the nation in 2010 to tied for ninth in 2016 in the percentage of children without health insurance coverage. Oregon continued to do better than the nation as a whole in the number of babies born with a low birth weight.

View the entirety of the 2018 National Data Book here.