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Enroll in the HPV Vaccine Quality Improvement Project

Enrollment is now open for the HPV Vaccine Quality Improvement Project, which seeks to increase rates of initiation across Illinois and Wisconsin in 2018.

The project will launch in June and conclude by September. This activity is funded in part from a grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics, building on prior successful efforts in both states, focusing on providing strong recommendation for initiation of the HPV vaccine in children 11 and 12 years of age.

Read the Winter Issue of the Illinois Pediatrician Newsletter

The Winter 2018 issue of ICAAP’s newsletter, Illinois Pediatrician, is now available. This issue includes highlights from the November ABC Conference, an article from ICAAP members that attended AAP Lobby Day in Washington, DC last spring, environmental health, and addressing the HPV vaccine with patients.

Latest Immunization Webinar:

National Infant Immunization  Week Webinar
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
12-1 PM Central Time
Nita K Lee, MD
University of Chicago

NIIW Webinar Recording

Upcoming Webinars visit: http://bit.ly/2018WebinarSeries

 

 

What You Need to Know about Health Effects of Climate Change Webinars

ICAAP is making available two free CME-approved one- hour enduring webinars for physicians, health care providers, and those interested in the effects of climate change on their patients’ health. These are now available on ICAAP’s eLearning platform. For more information to to register, please view the flyer.

ICAAP Issues Summer 2017 Illinois Pediatrician Newsletter

Read summer 2017 edition of the Illinois Pediatrician Newsletter. The newsletter is published semi-annually summer and winter and is available digitally and also sent snail mail in print to ICAAP members and friends. This issue, released July 13, 2017, provides an update on Chapter advocacy efforts related to health care, upcoming conferences, and “hot topic” articles including: piloting a coordinated system of care for childhood obesity, teenagers’ sleep patterns and impact on school performance, increasing Human Papillomavirus Vaccine coverage levels in Chicago, what you need to know about climate change and health effects, greening your practice, update on lead exposure in drinking water, nature as a natural place to play, and a list of ICAAP educational course offerings on its eLearning platform. The ICAAP Executive Committee thanks Kimberly Glow, MD, MPH, FAAP for her many years of service as physician editor for the newsletter and Martin Duncan, MD, for serving as intern copy editor.

Request For Proposal for the 8th Annual ABC Conference

The Autism, Behavior, and Complex Medical Needs (ABC) Conference Planning Committee is seeking presentation proposals for the  8th Annual ABC Conference, “Lives in the Balance: Caring for Children with Special Needs, Their Families, Their Communities, And Ourselves in These Precarious Times,” scheduled for Friday, November 17, 2017, at Moraine Business and Conference Center in Palos Hills, IL. The conference theme has been determined by current American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) priorities and past participant feedback.

Obesity-related Web-based Quality Improvement MOC IV Activity

Building Healthy Habits With Families in Your Practice is available now on ICAAP’s learning management system, icaap.remote-learner.net.

This is a self-paced, expert-developed, ABP approved web-based QI activity. Complete the activity within your own practice on your own time. Accompanying education includes: Nutrition for Obesity Prevention and Treatment*, Physical Activity Guidelines and Counseling for Children and Adolescents**, and Connecting Patients to Community Resources**.

2018 ICAAP Immunization Webinar Series

The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) offers health care providers the opportunity to receive the latest information on pediatric and adolescent immunizations via webinar. ICAAP hosts these webinars to update and educate health care providers on important immunization issues and best practices.