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New Name – Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT)

SOAPM National Conference Scholarship - Deadline August 12, 2016

Join the Section on Telehealth

Call for Applications: Innovative and Promising Practices in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation

Ohio: Advancing the Medical Home Model in Pediatrics

Coordinating Center on Epilepsy - June 2016 Newsletter

Webinar - Assessing for Social Determinants in Clinical Practice: Approaches and Tools

NIH launches Moms' Mental Health Matters Initiative 

Advocate for Children and Teens in Foster Care

High Value Care: New Transitions of Care Toolkit

ACR offers Pediatric Rheumatology Residents Program at the 2016 Annual MeetingDeadline July 15, 2016

2016 Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award - Deadline July 15, 2016  

CATCH 2017 Cycle 1 Call for ProposalsDeadline July 29, 2016

Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Application Cycle Now OpenDeadline August 15, 2016

Spring 2016 SOMSRFT News and Views

FACE Poverty May 2016 Newsletter


New Name – Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT) (Posted 7/16)
It’s official! The former Section on Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT) is now the Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT). Though the name has changed, the section still represents all three levels of members in the various stages of their pediatric training. Updates to webpages, social media sites, etc. will be happening over the course of the next few weeks.

SOAPM National Conference Scholarship (Posted 7/16) – Deadline August 12, 2016
The 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 to the Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT) to attend the AAP National Conference and Exhibition this October in San Francisco, CA. There are a total of three scholarships available (1 for Medical Students; 1 for Residents; 1 for Fellowship Trainees). Please click here for information and an application. Questions can be directed to Elisha Ferguson at. Applications are due by 5:00 pm CST on Friday, August 12, 2016.

Join the Section on Telehealth (Posted 7/16)
Be on the cutting edge of how technology can increase access to care. Help establish the standards to define quality pediatric telehealth care! Membership in the SOTC will provide you with a connection to a network of over 330 telehealth professionals and help inspire the embracement of telehealth. The Section offers a mentoring program, educational and collaborative opportunities, as well as, tools and resources to help participate in advocacy actions. Join now to be an integral part of the telehealth movement and innovative technology!

Call for Applications: Innovative and Promising Practices in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation (Posted 7/16)
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) within the AAP is collecting innovative and promising practices in pediatric medical home implementation. All pediatric clinicians are encouraged to apply. All applications are reviewed by an expert panel, and selected applications are published on the NCMHI Web site and promoted through the NCMHI listserv, with over 5,000 subscribers. Apply here!

Ohio: Advancing the Medical Home Model in Pediatrics (Posted 7/16)
In December 2014 Ohio was awarded a two-year, $75 million State Innovation Model (SIM) testing grant to transform the state's healthcare system. Two key components of the SIM grant include a patient-centered medical home program and an episode-based payment initiative. Read the Ohio State Profile, developed through a partnership with the National Center for Medical Home Implementation in the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Academy for State Health Policy to learn more about this state’s efforts to advance pediatric medical home implementation.

Coordinating Center on Epilepsy - June 2016 Newsletter (Posted 7/16)
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 June 2016  issue, click here.

Webinar - Assessing for Social Determinants in Clinical Practice: Approaches and Tools (Posted 7/16)
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 11:00am CT
Presented by Lance Chilton, MD, FAAP and Judy Thierry, DO, FAAP
Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe social determinants (SD) and the importance of screening for them, as they impact the provision of American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) pediatric medical care and the well-being of AIAN children.
  2. Apply SD assessment tool(s) in outpatient (continuity of care) settings.
  3. Connect care to community resources informed by a SD assessment.

Click here to register for the FREE webinar, sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics Indian Health Special Interest Group.

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.

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.


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