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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The 2019 CATCH call for proposals

Visit the CATCH Grants webpage for information and application guidelines.  Application deadline is July 31 at 12 PM CT. In addition to our general call for proposals, CATCH partners with the following groups to support pediatricians and pediatric residents conducting community-based projects that advance child health and well-being. Council on Community Pediatrics (COCP) Council on Environmental Health (COEH) Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT) Boulter CATCH Oral Health Endowment National Dairy Council (NDC) Their generous support will help sponsor grants that address topics that are of current interest/priority to their membership. Details about these special funding opportunities can be found in the guidelines.

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Refugee Child Separation

KAAP has been actively monitoring the situation of refugee children who were separated from their parents at our southern border. Board member Kelly Kreisler, MD, FAAP works with refugees regularly in her practice.  She has written an op-ed for the Kansas City Star and has done a television interview to bring awareness to the detrimental effects the separation can have on these children. KAAP has sent this letter to all of our congressional representation urging them to work on immigration and returning these children to their parents. We encourage you to reach out to your representation as well. The AAP has been instrumental in bringing awareness to the child separation issue with AAP President Coleen Kraft, MD, FAAP doing numerous interviews. You...

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Panda Pediatrics Earns Breastfeeding Designation

Congratulations to Panda Pediatrics in Lawrence for earning a 4 Star Kansas Breastfeeding Friendly Practice Designation.  While earning the designation the clinic worked to make policies and environmental changes supportive of breastfeeding. Staff was educated on how to best encourage mothers to reach their breastfeeding goals, and what kind of community support is available when experts are needed. Panda Pediatrics joins 16 other practices in Kansas who have earned the Kansas Breastfeeding Friendly Practice designation and are making breastfeeding support a priority in their practices.

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Safe Medication Disposal

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Walgreens Partner to expand the number of safe medication disposal kiosks available to Kansans. 14 Kiosks in 12 Kansas Communities Make Disposing of Unwanted Medications More Convenient, Accessible. Click here for more information and locations

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Thank you!

Thank you to all the presenters, attendees, sponsors and exhibitors who made Spring Progress in Pediatrics possible! We hope to see you all in Wichita this October.

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