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Opportunity for ADHD Quality Improvement Project

Posted on: December 3, 2018

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.

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

Posted on: November 29, 2018

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).

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Illinois Releases First Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Report

Posted on: November 8, 2018

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.

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Read the Summer Issue of the Illinois Pediatrician Newsletter

Posted on: February 26, 2018

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!

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House Bill 1063 Passes

Posted on: June 4, 2013

After unanimous approval in the Illinois House and Senate, House Bill 1063 awaits Governor Quinn’s signature to become a law.  The legislation removes the criminal statute of limitations for sex offenses that occurred when the victim was under 18 years old and ensures that all survivors, many of who remain silent about childhood abuse for years, have the opportunity to seek justice.  Illinois joins 33 other states that have already begun extending the statue of limitations related to child sexual abuse.  For the full text of HB 1063, please click here.

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Health And Disability Advocates Challenge Chicago Public Schools for Failure to Provide Early Childhood Special Education Services

Posted on: January 17, 2013

Health and Disability Advocates has recently filed a formal complaint against Chicago Public Schools (CPS) for failing to properly transition children turning three years old from Early Intervention (EI) services to special education services. Since the first five years of life are critical for brain development, the disruption in service for children most at-risk can have devastating and lifelong effects. CPS has made an effort to rectify this gap using Mayor Emanuel’s Early Childhood Taskforce and $4.5 million in extra funding, but progress has been slow.  The value of early learning and early intervention cannot be overstated, and Health and Disability Advocates is working with CPS to make sure those who need services most can access them. For more information, click here.

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ABCD III Final Report

Posted on: November 8, 2012

Illinois Healthy Beginnings II (IHB2) is coming to an end.  IDHFS and ICAAP have released  a final report outlining some of the project’s major accomplishments and achievements.  Over the past three years, the Illinois ABCD III has achieved significant milestones.  Some of these accomplishments include systematizing the communication loop among primary care providers (PCPs), community service providers (CSP) and  EI.  This was accomplished  through implementation of a care coordination that includes the use of referral and feedback forms.  In addition to designing a curriculum for pediatricians engaged in the pilots, IHB2  obtained approval from the American Board of Pediatrics to provide Maintenance of Certification (MOC) part 4 credit for PCPs who participate.  Furthermore, IHB2 has designed (and is now working to implement) a cross-system electronic interchange of EI data and PCP information that will allow statewide, secure referrals and feedback between the providers and has collaborated with Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the proprietor of the Statewide Provider Database (SPD), to provide PCPs and CSPs easy access to community resources for their patients via the Medicaid provider portal.To read the entire report on the IHB2 lessons learned and accomplishments, click here.

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