HPV Quality Improvement Collaborative

14 million new HPV infections occur every year. 80% of people will contract HPV over their lifetime. 27,000 people in the US get cancer caused by HPV each year. You are key to preventing HPV-related cancer. Join the movement and enroll in the HPV QI Project today. Join pediatricians from six states and as you participate in a self-directed QI program designed to improve HPV immunization rates in clinics and communities across the Midwest. Enhance your knowledge of the HPV vaccine and learn how to overcome vaccination barriers while earning certification credits. Participate in a collaborative virtual learning environment with expert physician-guided education. Work with other clinicians through virtual discussions to analyze interventions, results and opportunities for improvement. 100% of the clinicians...

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In-Home Isolation After a Diagnosis of Influenza

By Lisa Gilmer, MD, FAAP The KAAP received an email from KC based urgent care provider with questions about school notices stating that anyone diagnosed with influenza needed to stay home for 5-7 days regardless of when they become afebrile or start to feel better. KAAP reached out to KDHE for more information on Kansas’s isolation regulations for influenza. According to the KDHE Requirements for Isolation and Quarantine of Infectious or Contagious Diseases- Influenza Control which went into effect in May 2019, non-hospitalized children with influenza should remain in home isolation for 7 days following onset of illness or for the duration of illness if the case is immune-compromised, except when seeking medical care.1 The KDHE regulations are in line...

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KAAP Advocacy Day 2019

On February 12, 2019, KAAP members spent the day at the state capitol in Topeka to hear about important initiatives, provide child health education and meet with legislators. The primary focus of this Advocacy Day to educate about and provide support for the Family First Prevention Services Act which provides funding to services that can prevent children from entering foster care. Learn more about our day by watching the video below or reading the KAAP Advocacy Day information sheet. For even more photos of the day, visit the KAAP twitter page or search for #KAAPAdvocacyDay. WIBW news link Advocacy Day Handout 2019 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=ms.c.eJxly7ENACAMA7CPUEIpof8~%3BhtggrJZMMMUVisw~_ObPxEriMcpEeWegquugXXxUmAZy1AUYdIGw~-.bps.a.10157183735461165&type=1&__xts__[0]=68.ARCZeyQ3aND46XnwBpR1Y6NJPZUXbV6sygwTGs6m765loWF_5i3bHMRGB2oSfxJ28TPMjziiZXehdQFz8WdDwDfP48zhHMCrCkraEgTEZU2UHMbmO0m8oG5JNTgRMwlN5fhDJ2pxDwBm7mlM5USA1I3BSCYQtkh52WsCmKm_6GpaSnWvIlSTLLOjefo8jDGkKsNYGHYH9Eij-jNrYmmqJeAHT8lJZnHWl0yXT1bVq74d4bQpL1WyFB4MVtCP7bmfb8nHZg-gNdaI43vq_sPC6lt1DVyBjsb8vHh0nhfDjYHp1CsFoVAtmk-CmY9aUCgD_3EbSf12l3KvLDoUWXR6ivMsRirCyCCL8lnAjhn2SPs0glOCePeCvbcxpkyps5QwlSkUfMtvFi3Ysb924KZ5FV_GZ0B6muwrLZsTdO9_gu3DEK7hyPXjd--YPxN2VpWQ-mwPkLO8iELWZmuCOZvn0ZbmqWB6I5bnt-nJ15W3MdlGlNWosx9u74meWOl9nIUTCI_gPCM3GTr6GpdKQ8ABNy4n&__tn__=HH-R

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New Kansas Kids Fund Grant Available for KAAP Members!

We are so excited to announce that applications are being accepted for the new Pediatricians in Action Grant! Thank you to all who donated to the Kansas Kids Fund through the Kansas Pediatric Foundation for making this possible. You can find links to the RFP and application below. Applications will accepted until March 29, 2019 and are restricted to current KAAP members. RFP Grant Application

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AAP Lead Testing ECHO now taking applications

A new AAP ECHO  with lead surveillance will offer MOC Parts 2 and 4 for practices completing the program. The deadline to apply is January 7th. Practices may apply to participate here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LeadECHOapplication. Practice applications are due by January 7, 2019. A PDF of the application is attached for reference Below is some additional information about the project and what is required of participating practices.  If you have additional questions or concerns, please let me know.  Thank you! This is a quality improvement project that uses the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) methodology.  The project runs January – July 2019. Participating practices will: Form a multidisciplinary practice based team Complete monthly retrospective deidentified chart reviews Hold a monthly...

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Thank you!

Thank you to all the presenters, attendees, sponsors and exhibitors who made Fall Progress in Pediatrics possible! We hope to see you all in Salina next April.

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Get your absentee ballot

If you are attending AAP's National Conference and Exhibition this year or if you will be absent for any other reason, register for an absentee ballot now. It takes two minutes and will ensure your vote counts! Click here to sign up for a Kansas absentee ballot  

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