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Free Obesity-related Web-based Quality Improvement MOC IV Activity

Posted on: March 22, 2017

Building Healthy Habits With Families in Your Practice is available now on ICAAP’s learning management system.

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**.

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2017 ICAAP Immunization Webinar Series

Posted on: March 20, 2017

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 and to provide the latest pediatric and adolescent vaccine recommendations.

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Read the Latest Issue of Illinois Pediatrician

Posted on: January 3, 2017

The fall/winter 2016 issue of ICAAP’s newsletter, Illinois Pediatrician,  is available for download. This issue is only being made available digitally. Article topics include: Food Insecurity, Building Resiliency in Children, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding, Compounding Medications, and more.

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Get to Know Our 7th Annual ABC Conference Exhibitors

Posted on: November 2, 2016

First and foremost, we want to thank each and every single one of our exhibitors participating in this year’s ABC Conference. It is because of their continued efforts and support that the ABC Conferences are made possible. We encourage everyone to learn more about all of our wonderful exhibitors by reading the information provided below as well as visiting their booths at the 7th Annual ABC Conference on Friday, November 18th.

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Early Bird Registration is open for the 7th Annual ABC Conference

Posted on: September 12, 2016

Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities. Increasing attention is being focused on the economic and social conditions that shape the health of individuals and communities. In fact, where a child lives (their zip code) has a far greater impact on their health and well-being than biological influences (their genetic code) alone.

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IDPH IMPORTANT VFC PROGRAM UPDATE EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2016

Posted on: August 24, 2016

Effective October 1, 2016, the VFC program will no longer provide vaccines for children who have All Kids insurance, the state’s Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage (referred to as Title XXI [21] or “State Funded”). Participants through age 18 with Medicaid coverage (referred to as Title XIX [19]) are VFC eligible and may continue to receive vaccines through the VFC program.

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New PediaLink Course: 2 hours CME on the pediatrician’s role in breastfeeding matters.

Posted on: April 27, 2016

The AAP PediaLink has a new on-line course called “Breastfeeding Matters, The Role of the Pediatrician” with 2hrs. of CME credit. This course allows you to learn more about office based support for breastfeeding mothers and infants in an on-line format to help you support breastfeeding mothers and infants reach their breastfeeding goal. Click Here to access the course or read more information about the course below.

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AAP Recommends Pediatricians Screen for Poverty

Posted on: March 10, 2016

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a new policy statement, “Poverty and Child Health in the United States,” on March 9th that recommends pediatricians screen for poverty at all well-child visits. These screenings include asking about basic needs, such as food and housing, and making appropriate referrals when needed. The policy statement also recommends pediatricians help patients and their families build resilience to the negative effects of poverty by identifying and supporting protective factors within families.

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Care Coordination Provider Toolkit

Posted on: December 14, 2015

We know that children and families can benefit from access to a broad range of developmentally appropriate and family supportive community-based services. As such, it is critical that there be an effective and sustainable process to ensure families are appropriately referred and can access such needed resources.  The toolkit, “Coordinating Medical Homes and Community Services: A Resource for Enhancing Referrals and Care Coordination among Primary Care Medical Homes, Early Intervention Service Providers and  Community Service Providers is designed to help providers initiate a referral to Early Intervention (EI) services for children with suspected developmental delay, and to receive information back from EI about the outcome of the referral

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The 2015 Building Community-Based Medical Homes for Children newsletter is here!

Posted on: October 1, 2015

The Building Community-Based Medical Homes for Children newsletter is here!  It was published October 1, 2015.  The newsletter is mailed to all ICAAP members.  It is also available as a pdf. ICAAP has been working on several medical home initiatives over the past three years.  A few have been completed and results are summarized in this seventh edition of the newsletter.  Many other activities continue to support pediatricians, providers, and patients and families around the state.  Sara Parvinian, MD, FAAP, ICAAP pediatrician leader, offers a thoughtful commentary on what “medical home”  implementation has meant to her as a community pediatrician in Gurnee, IL as well as what it has done for patients.

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