Virtual CME Meetings

As a member benefit during this difficult time, KAAP has decided to offer the CME presentations planned for our Progress in Pediatrics - Spring 2020 virtually at no charge. You will have the option to participate in the live virtual presentations or to watch the recording for CME credit on our website at a later date. Find registration information for the live events below. Proactively Identifying Suicide Risk Shayla Sullivant, MD Friday, April 17, 20209:00 a.m.Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YGQ722J The Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

The following is a list of resources regarding COVID-19. KAAP's COVID-19 Pediatric Clinic Key Strategies (pdf) KAAP's Improving Financial Health During COVID-19 (pdf) Infographic to Encourage Immunizations and Well Check Visits General Information AAP NewsCOVID-19 outbreakAAP Red Book Online2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) InfectionsKDHECOVID-19 UpdatesCDCCoronavirus (COVID-19)John HopkinsMap TrackingKansas Breastfeeding CoalitionCOVID-19 and BreastfeedingNIHCoronavirus (COVID-19)National Library of MedicineCoronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)WHOCoronavirus Pediatricians and Healthcare Professionals AAPCaring for Children with Complex Medical Conditions During COVID-19 (Webinar)AAPClinical Guidance Q & AAAPCoding During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Webinar)AAPCOVID-19 Pandemic - Clinical Guidance for Pediatric Practices (Webinar)AAPDisaster Management for the Pediatrician in the COVID-19 Response (Webinar)AAPResources for CliniciansAAPMember inquiries: COVID-19@aap.org.AAPTalking to and Supporting Children During a Pandemic (Webinar)CDCInformation for Healthcare ProfessionalsCDCHealth Alert Network (HAN)CDCHealthcare Professionals: Frequently Asked Questions and...

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COVID-19 Pediatric Clinic Key Strategies

Download the pdf This document highlights key strategies for managing COVID19 in a population of children. Please follow epidemiologic updates and guidance given by the CDC (CDC COVID19), the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (http://www.kdheks.gov/), and the AAP (AAP COVID19). Triage level of care: The vast majority of COVID19 infections in children are mild. These children are best cared for at home. This is the single most important message for families. Create postcards, texts, and on-hold recorded messages to families outlining what constitutes mild respiratory symptoms and what care can be done at home.Post signs and have information in your clinic outlining what constitutes mild respiratory symptoms and what care can be done at home (AAP Caring for Colds)....

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OneCare Kansas Information Event for People with Certain Serious Health Conditions

OneCare Kansas is a free program to provide extra support for people who have KanCare insurance and have certain serious health conditions. These services can help make sure you have the right health care services for your condition as well as find and get support services in your community to help you stay as healthy as possible.  Join us to learn more about who can participate in the program, the services that are available, and how to get started.  Who should attend?  People who are enrolled in KanCare and are living with Asthma, Paranoid Schizophrenia, or Severe Bipolar Disorder  Family or community members or providers who support people living with the above conditions  When? (choose 1 session) March 4, 2020 10:00-12:00 or...

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Help shape the future of family health in Kansas

Join one of the six community open houses throughout the state in January to learn how the health system is working for women, infants and children and share your own ideas about ways Kansas can better care for families through the MCH program. KDHE is holding the open houses in partnership with KU Center for Public Partnerships & Research (CPPR) as part of the Title V MCH Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment. Facebook event links:Salinahttps://www.facebook.com/events/832448253877843/ Hayshttps://www.facebook.com/events/547950396025739/ Lawrencehttps://www.facebook.com/events/799316773917316/ Chanutehttps://www.facebook.com/events/612930232785793/ Hutchinsonhttps://www.facebook.com/events/593123304774018/ Garden Cityhttps://www.facebook.com/events/462707224247437/

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OneCare Kansas Provider Webinar Series

OCK Payment Structure Wednesday, December 18th, 3-4 pm Rates for the upcoming OneCare Kansas program will be released in early December. In this webinar, KDHE will provide a comprehensive description of the OneCare Kansas rate structure and how it was developed. It is recommended that any providers considering becoming a OCK Partner participate in this webinar prior to signing a contract to provide services. Registration (limited to 95 participants): https://tinyurl.com/uv4scsh More information: https://tinyurl.com/thp3mca

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Help KPF Continue to Grow

The Kansas Pediatric Foundation (KPF) funds programs such as Turn a Page. Touch a Mind.® early literacy program and the Kansas Kids Fund which awards grants to KAAP members. Please consider making KPF part of your year-end giving so we can provide more for the kids in Kansas. Learn more here: http://www.kansaspediatricfoundation.org/new_kpf/?page_id=738

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Cottonwood Pediatrics Earns Breastfeeding Designation

Congratulations to Cottonwood Pediatrics in Newton 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. Cottonwood Pediatrics joins 17 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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