The Department of Health and Human Services today awarded $350,000 to the American Academy of Pediatrics to provide technical assistance and education, including tele-consultation, to clinicians at health care sites in the United States and its territories who may care for children affected by Zika virus. HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response collaborated to provide the funding through a supplement to a one-year cooperative agreement with AAP. “This funding is an opportunity to enhance our existing work implementing the medical home model for children, particularly children with special health care needs, to help address emerging health concerns related to the Zika virus,” said HRSA Acting Administrator Jim Macrae. Yesterday, ASPR announced another contract to develop a novel Zika vaccine.