Support Asking Saves Kids (ASK) Day on June 21 (Posted 6/16)
On the first day of summer, the AAP partners with the Asking Saves Kids Campaign to remind parents, as kids head over to their friends’ homes to play, that they should always ask if there is a gun in the home. The AAP is asking pediatricians to use social media and blogs to express support, promote ASK Day information on HealthyChildren.org, share stories and encourage others to join the conversation. Access the campaign toolkit for statistics, sample social media posts, infographics, and an ASK Day Video, among other resources.
NIH launches Moms' Mental Health Matters Initiative (Posted 6/16)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched Moms' Mental Health Matters, a new initiative to raise awareness among pregnant and postpartum mothers, their families, and health care providers about depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after the baby is born. The NIH has developed free materials in English and Spanish, including an action plan, posters, and a conversation starter postcard.
Advocate for Children and Teens in Foster Care (Posted 6/16)
Healthy Foster Care America, an initiative of the AAP to improve the health and well-being outcomes of children and teens in foster care, has resources and materials to help physicians advocate for children and teens in foster care, including a flyer that can be used in newsletters, listserv announcements and websites. The flyer features information about the AAP Healthy Foster Care America website as well as a tool on the flipside that can be copied and used immediately.
High Value Care: New Transitions of Care Toolkit (Posted 6/16)
A Transitions of Care Toolkit containing tools developed to assist physicians in transitioning young adults with specific chronic diseases/conditions into adult care settings is now available. It was developed by the American College of Physicians (ACP) Council of Subspecialty Societies, with participation from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), medical specialty groups and patient advocacy organizations. The toolkit is derived from the Six Core Elements of Heath Care Transition model of Got Transition and the clinical report, “Supporting the Health Care Transition From Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home,” from the AAP, ACP, and American Academy of Family Physicians.
ACR offers Pediatric Rheumatology Residents Program at the 2016 Annual Meeting (Posted 6/16) – Deadline July 15, 2016
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is proud to announce that it will offer the Pediatric Rheumatology Residents Program at the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting on November 11 – 16, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The goal of the program is to motivate outstanding pediatric house officers to pursue subspecialty training in pediatric rheumatology, by providing them an opportunity to attend the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting. The program is designed to introduce pediatric residents to the rheumatology subspecialty during the early period of their residency. By identifying residents who have demonstrated an interest in rheumatology, but are undecided about a subspecialty, we hope to have a positive impact on workforce issues that continue to challenge pediatric rheumatology. To nominate a pediatric resident for the 2016 Pediatric Residents Program, please visit this link. All nominations must be submitted before July 15th. For complete program information, visit the ACR website. Thank you for your support, and please feel free to contact Sarah Osbourne, Specialist, Administration, Governance, & Membership, with any questions.
PCO Webinar: Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (Posted 6/16)
Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00pm CT
Dr Joel S. Tieder will discuss the new AAP clinical practice guideline for the management of brief resolved unexplained events (formerly called "apparent life-threatening events"). Webinar objectives include:
- Learn about the new definition and guideline for brief resolved unexplained events (formerly called "apparent life-threatening events") from the AAP
- Apply national recommendations for the diagnosis and management of patients experiencing an apparent life-threatening event or brief resolved unexplained event
Click here to view the webinar on Wednesday, June 22.
Webinar: Rational Pain Management in Children with Chronic Medical Conditions (Posted 6/16)
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00pm CT
Pain is a common feature of chronic medical conditions in children, rational management of which often requires an interdisciplinary multi-modal approach. Numerous non-pharmacologic interventions and non-opioid medications may be effective, potentially reducing requirement for opioid. Chronic opioid may be appropriate in some settings, but is associated with significant inherent risk and frequently daunting regulatory logistics. This webinar, the fourth in a series of 6 sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics, will review management strategies and therapeutic options for rational pain management in children with chronic medical conditions. Click here to register.
District Resident CATCH Liaison Position (Posted 6/16) - Deadline June 29, 2016
The AAP Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) program is seeking applications for the position of District Resident CATCH Liaison (DRL); the DRL term is 2 years starting August 1. There are vacancies in all districts, with the exception of District VIII. This position is a great way to develop your skills as a leader and learn more about community pediatrics. After graduating, many District Resident CATCH Liaisons go on to become leaders in their communities and have been appointed to other AAP leadership roles, such as Chapter CATCH Facilitator and District CATCH Facilitator. Applications are due Wednesday, June 29, 2016. To access the Position Description click here, Application Form click here, Program Description/Grant Application Guidelines click here. Direct questions to Kathy Kocvara, CATCH coordinator, 847-434-7632. June 2018 graduates: please note that CATCH responsibilities end with the 2018 mid-August / mid-September grant application scoring.
2016 Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award (Posted 6/16) - Deadline July 15, 2016
The Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award, supported by the Dyson Foundation, celebrates the outstanding efforts of pediatricians-in-training as they work in their communities to improve the health of children. This award seeks to showcase projects that are designed and implemented by residents, which aim to improve the lives of children as well as advocate on behalf of them. Projects still in the needs assessment stage will not be considered for this award. Click here for further information and an application. The application and all supporting materials are due July 15, 2016. Any questions can be directed to Kimberley VandenBrook or 800/433-9016 ext. 7134.
CATCH 2017 Cycle 1 Call for Proposals (Posted 5/16) – Deadline July 29, 2016
Grants of up to $10,000 for fellowship trainees and pediatricians and $2,000 for pediatric residents are available from the Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) program for innovative community-based initiatives that will ensure all children, especially underserved children, have medical homes, timely immunizations, and access to health services not otherwise available in their communities. Applications will be accepted until July 29, 2016. Click here for more information.
Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Application Cycle Now Open (Posted 5/16) – Deadline August 15, 2016
Become a public health hero and have a life changing career experience by applying to the 2017 EIS Class. CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) offers the unique potential to improve the lives of thousands and offer hope to communities or entire countries. Physicians (MD, DO, MBBS) are eligible to apply. Application period is May 16 – August 15, 2016. To learn more about the application process visit http://www.cdc.gov/eis/application.html.
Spring 2016 SOMSRFT News and Views (Posted 5/16)
Spring has sprung and the Spring 2016 SOMSRFT News and Views is available for readership! This issue focuses on "Innovative Education," highlighting newly blossoming paradigms for trainee education. As always, the publication highlights the awesome work being done by trainees across the country! Stay tuned for how to contribute to our Fall 2016 issue!
FACE Poverty May 2016 Newsletter (Posted 5/16)
Our newsletter this quarter continues to focus on the “C” of our FACE Poverty campaign, which stands for Community. Read about what’s happening in communities across the country and the world to address poverty! For more information on "what's new" for our FACE Poverty campaign and how to get involved, visit our campaign webpage.
Coordinating Center on Epilepsy - March/April 2016 Newsletter (Posted 5/16)
In 2013, the American Academy of Pediatrics was selected as the Coordinating Center for Children and Youth with Epilepsy (Center) under Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The Center provides continuous learning opportunities for MCHB grantees, the program’s Advisory Committee, as well as, other health professionals. One of the learning tools the Center offers is a quarterly newsletter that includes important information on Center activities, Section on Neurology resources, medical home resources, grantee achievements, forthcoming events and more! To view the March/April 2016 issue, click here. If you would like to subscribe or submit articles to the newsletter, please write to Doris Santos.
Call for Poster Presentation at the 2016 AAP NCE on Diversity Issues (Posted 5/16) – Deadline June 20, 2016
On Friday, October 21st at the AAP National Conference in San Francisco, the AAP Section on Emergency Medicine will hold a special poster presentation based on the theme of "Diversity in Pediatric Emergency Medicine." We will also highlight the following speakers: Dr. Doug Char from Washington University will present "Strategies to Support Diversity in the Pediatric Emergency Department"; Dr. Laura Gottlieb, an expert from UCSF in navigating social disparities in healthcare, will present "Identifying Health Disparities in the Pediatric Emergency Department"; and Dr. David Levine, lead author of the AAP Policy Statement on LGBT outpatient management, will present "Managing the LGBT Pediatric Patient in the ED.” Abstracts for POSTER display on topics related to Diversity in Pediatric Emergency Medicine are currently being accepted. Submissions will be accepted until June 20th via email.
Pediatrics Monthly Feature Call for Submissions (Posted 4/16)
The AAP Section on Medical Students, Resident and Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT) now publishes a column in the Pediatrics “Monthly Feature” section three times a year. The column editors are currently seeking articles. Click here for submission instructions or contact the section editors at SOMSRFTpediatrics@aap.org for further information.
AAP Community of Immunizers Now Offers Vaccine Hesitancy Module (Posted 4/16)
The AAP CISP Community of Immunizers, an online site for collaboration and discussion for immunizers, is now offering an educational module on vaccine hesitancy. The site’s vaccine storage and handling module remains available. The SharePoint is an innovative way to provide education, resources, practice improvement projects, and a connection to colleagues who are passionate about immunization.
For each topic, the Community of Immunizers site will provides:
- Practical resources for your office
- A Webinar, online course or other educational piece – most will include CME credits
- A Special Section of the Immunization Initiatives Newsletter dedicated to the current topic
- A Discussion Board to pose/answer questions and discuss successes and challenges with peers
- A suggested practice improvement project with possible measures
- Coming soon! – Practice-change tools, including sample Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles
AAP Quality Connections – Spring Issue (Posted 4/16)
The spring issue of AAP Quality Connections is available. Content from the spring issue of AAP Quality Connections:
- COQIPS Committee Updates
- National Quality and Patient Safety Update
- My Quality Journey by Terry Adirim
- COQIPS Liaison Updates—NICHQ and Parent
- QuIIN Update
- EQIPP + Live Offer New and Immediate Way to Increase QI
- Announcements, Opportunities, Resources from AAP