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AAP Section on Administration and Practice Management Conference ScholarshipDeadline July 22, 2014

FREE Access for Residents to Authoritative AAP Clinical Content Just Got Easier!

Transitioning to Adult Health Care: Practice Tools & New Website

Keeping Vaccine’s Effective – New Online Course Educates About Appropriate Storage and Handling

Spanish Version of AAP Refusal to Vaccinate Form Is Now Available

Upcoming Webinar: From Hurricanes to Pandemics: Helping Practices Prepare for the Worst

It’s All Acute to Me: Expanding Opportunities for Cessation Counseling Beyond Primary Care

National Center for Medical Home Implementation

2014 Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award - Deadline July 18, 2014

CATCH Call for Proposals - Deadline July 31, 2014

Achieving Bright Futures Webinar Now Available

Webinar Series on Human Trafficking

Interactive Periodicity Schedule Updated!

EBCD Training and Education Modules Now Available!

Pediatrics Monthly Feature: SOMSRFT Column

Get the AAP Mobile Apps

Fostering Partnerships and Teamwork in the Pediatric Medical Home: A How-To Webinar Series

Head Start and Medical Home Collaboration

 



AAP Section on Administration and Practice Management Conference Scholarship Deadline July 22, 2014 (Posted 7/14)
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is pleased to announce that through the generosity of the AAP Section on Administration and Practice Management (SOAPM), three $1,000 scholarships will be available for Medical Students, Residents, and Fellowship Trainees to attend the 2014 AAP National Conference and Exhibition this October in San Diego, CA. There are a total of three (3) $1,000 scholarships available (1 for Medical Students; 1 for Residents; 1 for Fellowship Trainees). For more information and to apply, send the completed application to Jose Lopez, Manager, Practice Management to jlopez@aap.org by Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Click here for more information on SOAPM sessions at this year’s AAP National Conference and Exhibition.

FREE Access for Residents to Authoritative AAP Clinical Content Just Got Easier! (Posted 7/14)
Pediatric Care Online helps busy practitioners conduct effective well-child visits, evaluate acute complaints, and determine best treatment…and FREE ACCESS for residents is now AUTOMATIC!  (No activation code necessary.)  Thanks to subscriptions sponsored by Mead Johnson Nutrition, residents can rely on trusted quick reference topics, clinical tools, patient education materials, and more. Click here for details or just link to www.pediatriccareonline.org and log in!

Transitioning to Adult Health Care: Practice Tools & New Website (Posted 7/14)
The Center for Health Care Transition Improvement - Got Transition recently released The Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition (2.0), which define components of transition support and are based on the clinical report, "Supporting the Health Care Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home", developed by the AAP (led by the Council on Children with Disabilities), the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Physicians. Three transition tool packages are available for: 1) practices serving youth who will transition out of pediatric care into adult care; 2) practices serving youth who will remain with the same provider but need to transition to adult-focused care; and 3) practices accepting new young adults into adult care. Each package includes sample tools that are customizable and available for download. A new website-- www.GotTransition.org--includes an interactive health provider section, FAQs developed by and for youth/young adults and families, information for researchers and policymakers, and lists of transition resources.     

Keeping Vaccine’s Effective – New Online Course Educates About Appropriate Storage and Handling (Posted 7/14)
Exposure to inappropriate temperatures can reduce a vaccine’s ability to protect against harmful diseases—and it’s a problem providers might not even suspect. Learn how to protect your office’s vaccines by taking the Vaccine Storage and Handling AAP PediaLink course. The AAP online course informs about selecting appropriate equipment, procedures, and other vital safeguards that protect the potency and efficacy of vaccines. Learn more: http://bit.ly/vaccinestorage

Spanish Version of AAP Refusal to Vaccinate Form Is Now Available (Posted 7/14)
The AAP “Documenting Parental Refusal to Have Their Children Vaccinated” form developed by the Section on Infectious Diseases Executive Committee (SOID) is now available in Spanish. This document may serve as a resource for pediatricians when talking with parents who are hesitant or refuse to have their children fully vaccinated.  These forms as well as other practice resources that address common causes for parental hesitancy or refusal to vaccinate can be accessed on the AAP Immunization and the SOID websites 

Upcoming Webinar: From Hurricanes to Pandemics: Helping Practices Prepare for the Worst (Posted 7/14)
Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
This one hour Webinar is geared toward the primary care provider who works in an office setting. The Webinar will offer general preparedness strategies and ideas for how pediatricians and their office staff can prepare for disasters. Tips will be shared on how pediatricians can work to improve preparedness in families with children with special health care needs, as they are more vulnerable in disasters. The Webinar will also assist pediatricians to take concrete steps to strengthen office practices related to newborn screening and contingency planning. Click here to register or e-mail DisasterReady@aap.org with your name and e-mail address.

It’s All Acute to Me: Expanding Opportunities for Cessation Counseling Beyond Primary Care (Posted 7/14)
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
This AAP Richmond Center webinar will focus on opportunities for tobacco cessation counseling outside the primary care setting. Opportunities for these discussions in the hospital setting will be discussed, as well as referring patients, clients, and families to local resources like the state quitline. Featured presenters include Susan Walley, MD, FAAP of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Rachel Boykan, MD, FAAP, Stony Brook University. Contact richmondcenter@aap.org with questions.
Register today!

National Center for Medical Home Implementation (Posted 7/14)
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation is your Source for Pediatric Medical Home Information and Support. We offer:

  • Training and education opportunities
  • Individualized technical assistance
  • State-specific information

Our tools and resources include…

  • Building Your Medical Home toolkit
  • Monthly e-Newsletter
  • Instructional videos

2014 Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award - Deadline July 18, 2014 (Posted 6/14)  
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 18, 2014.  Any questions can be directed to Kimberley VandenBrook, Program Coordinator Resident Initiatives, at kvandenbrook@aap.org or 800/433-9016 ext. 7134.

CATCH Call for Proposals - Deadline July 31, 2014 (Posted 6/14)
Grants of up to $2,000 for residents and $10,000 for fellowship trainees 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 and access to health services not otherwise available in their communities. Applications will be accepted until July 31, 2014. Click here for more information.

Achieving Bright Futures Webinar Now Available (Posted 6/14)
A recording of the Achieving Bright Futures Webinar is now available. Please click the upper right hand box of www.aap.org/StateAdvocacy to view this webinar. You can alter the player settings to view the Webinar in HD. The Achieving Bright Futures resource can be found online at www.aap.org/AchievingBrightFutures. Those with questions on state implementation of the ACA can contact the AAP Division of State Government Affairs at stgov@aap.org. Those with questions on Bright Futures or the Bright Futures periodicity schedule can contact Bright Futures staff at brightfutures@aap.org.

Webinar Series on Human Trafficking (Posted 6/14)
The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children and the Governor’s Office for Children and Families is presenting a Web-based training series on human trafficking. It aims to educate professionals on sex trafficking of children and teens. The series includes six individual modules which will be presented via live webinars. Interested professionals may attend any of the webinars and do not need to complete all six. The modules do not need to be completed in order; however we recommend that learners with limited knowledge of this topic complete the Introduction module prior to others in the series. All webinars are free! The series will be offered twice; one in May and June and the second from July to December. For more information and to register, click on the dates.

Interactive Periodicity Schedule Updated! (Posted 6/14)
Quickly find recommendations for each well-child visit with the newly updated Interactive Periodicity Schedule on PCO! This valuable feature was just updated according to the new AAP Policy "2014 Recommendations for Pediatric Preventive Health Care" by the Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine and the Bright Futures Periodicity Schedule Workgroup. Find updated guidance for:

  • Alcohol and Drug Use Assessment
  • Depression Screening
  • Dyslipidemia Screening
  • Hematocrit or Hemoglobin
  • STI/HIV Screening
  • Cervical Dysplasia Screening
  • Critical Congenital Heart Disease

To see all the new updates, please go to the PCO Interactive Periodicity Schedule.

EBCD Training and Education Modules Now Available! (Posted 6/14)
The AAP Early Brain and Child Development (EBCD) Leadership Workgroup is pleased to announce the availability of 5 new training and education modules for pediatricians and other health care providers. These modules provide key information and resources on the following early brain development topics:

  • Module 1: Building Better Brains - The Core Story of EBCD
  • Module 2: Toxic Stress - Why Environment Matters
  • Module 3: Adverse Childhood Experiences - What Happens Early can Change Lives
  • Module 4: Supporting Parents and Cultivating Community Relationships
  • Module 5: EBCD Advocacy - An Opportunity to Change Childhood Outcomes

These modules are freely accessible and are designed to be flexible and adaptable to a variety of training needs, both for individual learners and group presentations. Each module includes a PowerPoint presentation with presenter notes, as well as a guide that provides tips for presenting the content, suggestions on timing, and additional activities and video clips that could be added to the presentation. Additional resources are also provided for those seeking more in-depth information. We encourage you to check out these modules today at www.aap.org/ebcd. Please don’t hesitate to contact the EBCD staff at ebcdstaff@aap.org or 847/434-7941 regarding any questions. We also encourage you to share your feedback with us (eg, how the modules were used, areas for enhancement, etc).

Pediatrics Monthly Feature: SOMSRFT Column (Posted 5/14)
Pediatrics has offered the AAP Section on Medical Students, Resident and Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT) the opportunity to publish a column in the Pediatrics “Monthly Feature” section three times a year.Beginning in January 2015, Pediatrics will publish articles that are authored by medical students, residents or fellows in pediatric training. Articles should focus on topics that reflect the complexities of contemporary pediatric medicine from the vantage point of the trainee. Click here for more information. Submissions are currently being accepted for consideration. Click here for submission instructions or contact the section editors at SOMSRFTpediatrics@aap.org for further information.

Get the AAP Mobile Apps (Posted 5/14)
The AAP publishes and partners with publishers of mobile apps in order to provide both parents and health care providers with tools for fast, convenient answers and information. Click here to see what’s available.

Fostering Partnerships and Teamwork in the Pediatric Medical Home: A How-To Webinar Series (Posted 5/14)
|The National Center for Medical Home Implementation produced a webinar series which focuses on three important facets of pediatric medical homes: implementation of team huddles, enhancement of care partnership support, and the starting and sustainability of family advisory groups. Each webinar includes insights from experts, parent partners, and diverse health care team members. View webinar recordings, slides, and question and answer sessions here or contact Alex Kuznetsov with questions.

Head Start and Medical Home Collaboration (Posted 5/14)
As the administrative lead for the Head Start National Center on Health, the AAP is committed to enhancing collaboration between the medical home and Head Start/Early Head Start programs. The first step in that process is understanding what type of collaboration is currently occurring. This could include activities like having an on-site presence at a Head Start program with a clinic, providing an occasional educational session, or simply making referrals to a local Head Start program. Please consider sharing your experiences here. Thank you! For more information, contact AAP staff Heather Fitzpatrick.


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