PKIDs reasearches and authors original publications that are designed to 1) provide informational support to families and healthcare providers of children with chronic viral illness, and 2) educate the public in the prevention of infectious diseases and the stigmatization of people with these diseases.
It used to be that families who learned their children had hepatitis B or C found little information about how these diseases impact children and what the latest medical treatments are in the pediatric population. PKIDs produced the Pediatric Hepatitis Report, with partial funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to fill that void.
A sampling of sections in the report includes:
PKIDs has created the Infectious Disease Workshop, a train-the-trainer program for anyone wanting to learn and teach more about infectious diseases. The workshop covers infectious diseases, disease prevention, infectious diseases and sports, reducing stigma, civil rights for infected people, and disaster preparedness. Each unit offers informative background material for instructors plus fun and engaging activities for participants ages 2 to adult. The materials were developed in cooperation with leading physicians and public health educators to create an accurate and user-friendly program that is free to the public.
These brochures were designed so that families could give them to others to help them understand chronic viral hepatitis and thereby reduce the stigma borne by infected persons.
This handout describes practical, everyday, disease-prevention behaviors for people of all ages.
Important disclaimer: The information on pkids.org is for educational purposes only and should not be considered to be medical advice. It is not meant to replace the advice of the physician who cares for your child. All medical advice and information should be considered to be incomplete without a physical exam, which is not possible without a visit to your doctor.