by Denae Hart
It has been a busy Spring season at KAAP and I’m sure many of you are also feeling the stress of May. We recently held our Progress in Pediatrics – Spring 2023 CME meeting in Salina. It was great to see so many members come out for our paint night activity and our CME meeting the next day.
With the legislative session coming to a close we are happy to report that our CARE bill was passed into law. KAAP was able to send a delegation to Topeka to participate in a ceremonial bill signing. We hope this law will continue to improve efforts in identifying cases of child abuse or neglect.
KAAP staff also continue to be busy working to promote vaccination efforts with a QI project, partnering with KSKidsMAP to bring additional Autism training to the state, working with KDHE regarding maternal, child and adolescent health, and of course continuing to run our literacy program through KPF. Though we have been busy this Spring season, we are anxious to continue to support members in your efforts to improve child health in Kansas. Please reach out if you have ideas, input or need assistance with these efforts.