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Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

In an effort to provide pediatric health care providers of Illinois with current, empirically-based resources, the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics supports education, research, outreach, and advocacy projects.  Together, these projects function to equip Illinois pediatric health care providers with best-practice tools that ensure high-level health care for Illinois children.

Bright Smiles from Birth

Bright Smiles From BirthBright Smiles from Birth is an ICAAP educational program that provides guidelines and support to Pediatricians, Family Physicians and families to make oral health a component of well child visits. [...more]

CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Project

CHIPRA Quality Demonstration ProjectIn early 2010, the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration as the lead, and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services as the partner, were awarded one of ten Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grants by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). [...more]

Child Development Initiatives

ICAAP’s Child Development Initiatives focus on child cognitive development birth to adolescents. Efforts include providing pediatrician education and technical assistance; working on policy, advocacy, and systems improvement issues; and connecting providers and families to community resources for education, treatment, and other services such as early intervention. [...more]

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Bright Futures
Enhancing Developmentally Oriented Primary CareEnhancing Developmentally Oriented Primary Care
Home Visiting
Illinois Healthy Beginnings II
PROTECT

 

 

 Immunization Initiatives

The Reaching Our Goals: Immunization Provider Education (ROG) is an ICAAP educational program and initiative developed in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Public Heath and the Illinois Department of Public Health.  The ROG program provides health care providers with the ability to  develop and/or increase their knowledge, skills, and professional performance on childhood and adolescent immunizations to standards recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The ROG program also provides support to pediatric health care providers on a variety of immunization initiatives including but not limited to: immunization financing and reimbursement, immunization advocacy leadership opportunities, and promotion of the Hepatitis B birth dose.  [...more]

Vaccines for Children-Plus Program
Adolescent Immunizations Presentation
Childhood Immunizations Presentation
Illinois Comprehensive Registry Exchange (I-CARE)
Illinois Financing and Reimbursement
Illinois Immunization Patient Advocacy Leadership (IIPAL) Initiative
Immunizations and Pregnancy Presentation
Promoting the Birth Dose of Hepatitis B

Medical Home Initiatives

Illinois Medical Home Project Primary Care Pediatricians who practice as a Medical Home create a partnership with patients, with parents, and with specialists to assure that all of the medical and non-medical needs of the patient are met. Through this partnership the pediatric clinician can help the family/patient access and coordinate specialty care, educational services, and community resources.  [...more]

Building Medical Homes for the Ambulatory and Community Health Network of Cook County
Building Community-Based Medical Homes for Children
Coordinating Care Between Early Intervention and the Primary Care Medical Home
Integrated Systems of Services for Illinois Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Obesity Prevention Initiatives

Promoting Health

Promoting Health is ICAAP’s obesity prevention initiative. Its core project establishes links between practices and community nutrition and physical activity programs, and strengthens practices through practice quality improvement activities and continuing medical education in nutrition, health behaviors, comorbidities, and health behavior change training.  [...more]

Reach Out and Read Illinois


Reach Out and Read® prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.  ROR is based on a model that trains doctors and nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give books to children at well-child visits from six months to five years of age, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty. Pediatric waiting rooms become literacy rich environments, oftentimes with volunteer readers, where parents and children learn about the pleasure and techniques of looking at books together.  [...more]

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Safe and Healthy Homes

Safe and Healthy HomesReach Out and Read® prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.  ROR is based on a model that trains doctors and nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give books to children at well-child visits from six months to five years of age, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty. Pediatric waiting rooms become literacy rich environments, oftentimes with volunteer readers, where parents and children learn about the pleasure and techniques of looking at books together.  [...more]

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Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
1400 W. Hubbard, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60642-8195
Voice 312/733-1026
Fax 312/733-1791
info@illinoisaap.com