Helping Pediatric Professionals
Stay Up to Date
ICAAP had developed and continues to evolve a number of programs dedicated to helping pediatric professionals stay up to date with the latest issues affecting pediatric populations throughout Illinois. These initiatives are identified by need and supported through state, federal, or private funding and are administered by either ICAAP committees or special coalitions. Our programming is specially designed to help busy pediatric professionals stay on top of important medical trends and updates throughout the year.
Early Childhood Initiatives
Explore resources and tools designed to help medical providers and families manage the unique challenges and opportunities that arise during early childhood.
The Early Intervention Toolkit includes a number of tools and resources for medical providers and families on developmental screening, the EI referral process, and more.
Web-based training, tools, screening, and information to help encourage better oral health practices in children and their families early on.
Reach Out and Read
Reach Out & Read Illinois builds on the relationship between parents and healthcare providers by helping prepare low-income children for kindergarten by incorporating books into pediatric visits from six months to five years.
Adolescent Health Initiatives
Engage with webinars, resources, and educational tools to help increase adolescent well-visits and better address the needs and concerns of adolescents and their families.
2022 Adolescent Health Webinars
Each of these webinars is designed to support providers and health care professionals in encouraging adolescent well-care visits and provide practical tools and resources for caring for adolescents.
Transitioning Youth to Adult Heath Care
Participate in this online course to help better equip your practice with the information, tools, and resources you need to help patients and their families make a smooth transition to adult health care.
Take part in listening sessions and webinars, explore evidence-based articles, and engage with educational presentations to help your practice aid in the prevention and mitigation of child health risks associated with house insecurity.
First Steps: Improving Child Health and Housing
Works to prevent and mitigate child health risks associated with house insecurity with a specific focus on children ages 0 to 6 and pregnant persons.
Collaborative on Child Homelessness - Illinois (COCHI)
A multi-disciplinary, multi-organizational coalition with the purpose of improving health outcomes for young children, families, and pregnant persons experiencing housing insecurity by increasing capacity and fair access to housing through a deliberate racial equity and justice lens. The Collaborative broadly defines housing insecurity to include both those who are literally homeless and those living doubled up.
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Healthcare provider outreach and education on childhood lead poisoning prevention. The overall goal is to gather credible resources and collaborate with disinvested communities to educate physicians and families on the importance of childhood lead screening and poisoning prevention.
The Illinois Partnership for Childhood Nutrition Security Project fosters collaboration between pediatricians, state food delivery, and family support partners to improve pediatrician food insecurity screening, referral mechanisms, and resource delivery to families.
Better serve immigrant families by learning about new referrals, engaging with forums, watching webinars, and reviewing presentations dedicated to creating new ways to better manage the needs of immigrant and refugee patients and their families.
Midwest Human Rights Consortium
The Midwest Human Rights Consortium (MHRC) is a referral network of multi-institutional and interdisciplinary professionals who perform trauma-informed forensic evaluations for individuals seeking asylum in the U.S. that operates under the Refugee Immigrant Child Health Initiative.
Improving Access to Care (IAC)
IAC’s pilot project seeks to reduce the proportion of individuals who are unable to obtain or are delayed in obtaining necessary medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to immigrant status.
Refugee Immigrant Child Health Initiative (RICHI)
Learn new ways to improve the quality of care for our immigrant patients and their families through better comprehensive assessments, patient and medical resources, and training on advocacy, outreach, and education.
ICAAP is committed to supporting the implementation of immunization best practices in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health and local health departments. We offer CME/CE approved education to public health providers, university hospitals and clinics, medical universities, and nursing and medical assistant programs through materials, webinars, live events, and e-learning opportunities.
Illinois Vaccinates Against COVID-19
The goal of I-VAC is to ensure Illinoisans are being immunized against COVID-19 at every opportunity and healthcare providers are prepared to immunize all eligible age-groups.
Family Immunization Resources
Parents and caregivers can explore helpful resources on immunizations. Pediatric professionals can also share these resources with their patients and families.
Engage with resources specifically designed to help pediatric professionals promote and strengthen trust in the vaccines during every patient visit and to increase vaccination rates in your community.
Back to School Campaign
Help parents and caregivers prepare their children for school by giving them easy-to-understand information on prioritizing well-visits and immunizations as they prepare for the new year.