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Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Free Adolescent Health Webinar Series

Through the Illinois Adolescent Health Program (IAHP) grant, the Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) has developed five free webinar trainings for Illinois providers and healthcare professions, that aim to increase adolescent well-care visits and address patient social, emotional, behavioral, and physical needs. ICAAP is in the process of applying for CE credits for social workers, therapists, and counselors.

American Academy of Pediatrics January 2019 PSA: Effective Discipline Strategies

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a new PSA announcement for the month of January offering tips on effective discipline strategies for children. The 30-second PSA presented by Dr. Anita Chandra, a member of the AAP and ICAAP, recommends parents focus on encouraging the behaviors they want to see. View the PSA on the AAP’s YouTube page, or shared from our Facebook pages at @AmerAcadPeds and @HealthyChildren.

ADA Adopts Policy on HPV Vaccination for the Prevention of Oral HPV Infection

With the number of cases of HPV-associated cancers on the rise, the American Dental Association (ADA) has adopted a policy that urges dentists to support the use and administration of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

A Unique Opportunity to Play a Direct Role in Assisting Unaccompanied Immigrant Children — Register Now for Medical Forensic Evaluation Training on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at UIC Medical Center

The training on January 19, 2019 at UIC is sponsored by ICAAP’s Refugee Immigrant Child Health Initiative (RICHI). It will equip health professionals to learn how to utilize their clinical skills to support unaccompanied immigrant children in their application for asylum and other special visas. This all-day training is for physicians, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and other mental health practitioners. We ask for trainees to commit to performing 1-2 forensic evaluations per year upon completion.

Opportunity for ADHD Quality Improvement Project

Improve Diagnosis and Management of ADHD in your practice! Participate in Chapter Quality Network (CQN) ADHD Quality Improvement Project

AAP and ICAAP are recruiting 10-14 practices in Illinois to patriciate in a quality improvement learning collaborative to improve the quality of ADHD care by increasing adherence to the AAP guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. Data measures will include ADHD diagnosis and ADHD medication initiation.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Seeking Nominations for Executive Committee Positions

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Sections & Councils are soliciting nominations to fill vacancies on their Executive Committees, for terms beginning July 1, 2019 (Councils) and November 1, 2019 (Sections).

Illinois Releases First Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Report

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is releasing Illinois’ first Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Report.  The report identifies statewide trends in maternal deaths and provides recommendations to help prevent maternal mortality.

Read the Summer Issue of the Illinois Pediatrician Newsletter

The Summer 2018 issue of ICAAP’s newsletter, Illinois Pediatrician, is now available. This issue includes highlights from the 2018 ICAAP Annual Education Conference, an article about Advocacy Day in Springfield, IL, a statement from AAP president Dr. Colleen Kraft on family separation and detention, and more!