Immunization Programs

Firearm Safety

  • Partnership for the Safety of Children Around Firearms – Founded on the belief that gun ownership is a personal choice, this joint partnership including Blackwing Shooting Center, Buckeye Firearms Association, Kiwanis Club of Columbus, and the Columbus Police Department encourages the safe storage of firearms and the education of children about safety issues related to firearms.
  • Store It Safe – Store It Safe is a unique partnership of healthcare providers, firearm safety experts, and community organizations established to keep children safe from unintentional gun deaths and teens safe from suicide by firearms. Young children are curious and will touch anything, while teens are still learning to control impulses. Our goal is to inform families of risks so they can keep their children safe.

Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime (PMP)

  • The Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime (PMP) program combines more than 10 years of proven, successful nutrition and obesity-prevention education into a program aimed at making Ohio children healthier.

Smoke Free Families

  • Smoke Free Families Learning Collaborative – Aims to build upon the existing relationships between primary care providers and families by addressing caregiver and family member smoking behavior early in a child’s life, during infant well visit appointments. A screening tool has been developed for easy implementation into clinical practice to allow providers to seamlessly screen for family member smoking and utilize the 5As (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist and Arrange) for smoking cessation.

Brush, Book, Bed

  • Brush, Book, Bed is a new program that combines simple messaging and resources for health professionals to share with families on 3 important health behaviors – toothbrushing, early literacy, and sleep routines. The program cues health professionals to discuss these topics at all well-child visits for children six months to six years of age, and provides products to support positive behaviors, such as books and oral health supplies.

Bike Helmet Safety Awareness

  • Since 2011, the Ohio AAP has operated the Put a Lid on It! Campaign to promote Bike Helmet Safety Awareness. Millions of people have heard the message of helmet safety through the campaign and more than 57,000 helmets have been given out.