Adolescent Health Provider Education Initiative

ICAAP has just been awarded a 5th year of funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Women’s Health and Family Services (OWHFS), Maternal Child Health (MCH Title V Block Grant).

The project goal is to increase adolescent health supervision visits among youth ages 11 to 21 years through program development, implementation and evaluation. ICAAP has developed the Adolescent Health Education Initiative to focus on providing educational tools and resources for providers in Illinois to aid them with increasing adolescent well-visits and addressing the needs and concerns of adolescents and their families.

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Bright Futures is a national health promotion and prevention initiative, led by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Bright Futures Guidelines provide theory-based and evidence-driven guidance for all preventive care screenings and well-child visits.

2022 Adolescent Health Mini-Conference  

In response to the evolving needs of adolescent patients and their families, ICAAP hosted a half-day FREE educational conference, focused on providing educational tools and resources to providers and health professionals. This educational conference tackled trending topics on adolescent health including trauma-informed care, a mental health panel discussion, strategies for engaging with youth through social media and more! This conference provided continuing medical education credit and continuing education credit for allied health professionals.

Continuing Education Credit Information:

The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the Illinois State  Medical Society (ISMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics designates this live conference activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners can submit Certificates of Attendance to their accrediting board for credit for participation in the live conference.

Continuing Education:

3.5 continuing education hour (CE) is approved by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities for the following licensed professionals: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Licensed Occupational Therapist & Occupational Therapy Assistant, Licensed Physical Therapist & Physical Therapy Assistant, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Social Worker, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Advanced Practice Nurse.

Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (QIDPs) may apply the same hours of continuing education units earned from this conference toward their twelve hour annual continuing education requirement.

2022 Adolescent Health webinars

Designed to support providers and health care professionals in increasing adolescent well-care visits and provide practical tools and resources for caring for adolescents.

The Mental Health of Adolescents: During COVID-19 and Beyond​
January 27, 2022 from 12-1 PM CT

The Value of Nutrition and Healthy Habits During Adolescence​
February 25, 2022 from 12-1 PM CT

Health Equity and the Impact of Race and Racism in Adolescent Care​
March 25, 2022 from 12-1 PM CT

Continuing Education Credit Information:

The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the Illinois State  Medical Society (ISMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics designates each live webinar activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners can submit Certificates of Attendance to their accrediting board for credit for participation in the live webinars.

 

Continuing Education:

1 continuing education hour (CE) is approved by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities for the following licensed professionals: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Licensed Occupational Therapist & Occupational Therapy Assistant, Licensed Physical Therapist & Physical Therapy Assistant, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Social Worker, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Advanced Practice Nurse.

Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (QIDPs) may apply the same hours of continuing education units earned from this conference toward their twelve hour annual continuing education requirement.

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ICAAP has researched and provided a list of resources for providers and families about adolescent health care.

View our Adolescent Health Toolkit!
A two-part series of resources expressing a qualitative approach to adolescent health well-visits for both providers and teens.