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Register Now for the Upcoming Maternal and Pediatric Environmental Health Webinar

Join the Chicago Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) for a webinar featuring Dr. Susan Buchanan and Dr. Melissa Pavelick on pediatric and maternal health basics on November 27, 2018 from 12-1:15 PM.

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.

Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) Flu Clinics Open!

CDPH Flu Clinics Open

Flu Season is here, and The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is here to help! CDPH is hosting 70 flu clinics this season—including 50 clinics in the aldermanic wards! Clinics go through December 8th, 2018 and flu shot are provided at no cost!

Thirty Million Words Conference

The Thirty Million Words Center at the University of Chicago is hosting a day-long conference on “Leveraging the Healthcare System to Impact Educational Disparities” on November 30th. The interdisciplinary conference, which  ”aims to elevate the role of the healthcare sector, highlight current approaches, and harness its capacity to intervene early and have a lasting impact on a child’s future health and well-being,” features Reach Out and Read National Medical Director Perri Klass MD and Medical Advisory Committee member Alan Mendelsohn MD as speakers.​​​​​​​

Upcoming Immunization Best Practices Webinar

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.

National Influenza Vaccination Week

Register Now for the Leveraging the Healthcare System to Impact Education Disparities Rohit and Harvanit Kumar Conference on the Economics of Early Childhood Education

Leveraging the Healthcare System to Impact Educational Disparities is an interdisciplinary conference that will take place on November 30, 2018 at the University of Chicago’s Saieh Hall Room. The conference aims to elevate the role of the healthcare sector, highlight current approaches, and harness its capacity to intervene early and have a lasting impact on a child’s future health and well-being. We hope to be joined by intervention developers, pediatricians, practitioners, and researchers for a stimulating discussion on topics such as:

Register Now for the Tobacco Cessation: Moving Toward a Smoke-Free Culture Webinar Co-hosted by the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) and Rush Medical Center

Join IAFP First Vice President Dr. Michael Hanak from Rush Medical Center to learn about a variety of ways to address smoking with patients, information on cessation medications, and emphasize the importance of inter-professional collaboration to help patients quit smoking. The webinar is free and open to all IAFP members. Additionally, physician attendees are eligible to receive CME credit.

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!