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2019 Northwest Immunization Conference (NWIC)

  • August 13–15
    Portland, OR
    This conference has been approved to provide over 21 continuing education credits for a variety of health care professionals including CME, Nursing CE, Pharmacy CE and more.
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Idaho Immunization Summit 2019

  • September 25
    Meridian, ID
    Cost: Early Bird $55 (April 1–July 31)
    Regular $70 (August 1–September 18)
    Late $100 (September 19–25)
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AAP National Conference & Exhibition


Idaho Autism Summit

  • November 2
    The Water Center, UI
    Boise 322 E. Front St.
    Boise, ID
    9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
    CME and CEU Available
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AAP National Conference & Exhibition


AAP National Conference & Exhibition


AAP National Conference & Exhibition


Marijuana Exposure in Pediatric Populations

  • Ongoing
  • Online
  • This course qualifies as continuing education for physicians, nurses, certified health education specialists and other professionals provided by the Centers for Disease Control and its partners.
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Stop, Look, Listen: Separating Fact from Fiction in Evaluating Child Abuse

  • Ongoing
  • Online
  • An online interactive intervention for pediatric clinicians funded by the NICHD.
  • SLL offers 8 Category I AMA PRA CreditsTM, with an additional 10 points of Category 2 MOC available through a self-assessment from the AAP.
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OPENPediatrics ACCME Accredited Courses

Awards

Awards and Recognitions

  • Lisa Barker, MD Lisa Barker, MD
    Boise, Idaho

    Dr. Lisa Barker works at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital and has served this organization as secretary/treasurer for three consecutive years. Currently, she is in her second year as Vice President of the Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr. Barker has been an effective vaccine champion and expert for this chapter of over 124 pediatricians around Idaho. During this time, she has continued her relentless pursuit of educating the community by speaking with legislators of the state about stressing the importance of all vaccines for kids, including the HPV vaccine series.

    Dr. Barker keeps an active presence to build support for HPV vaccination rates for the state’s adolescent population. Dr. Barker served as a leading expert on the planning committee and a physician champion for an Adolescent Immunizations Learning Collaborative in 2016. This project aimed to increase vaccination coverage of Tdap, Meningococcal, and HPV 3-dose series for adolescents 11-17 years old in Idaho. The project achieved these goals by focusing on assessing and documenting patients’ immunization status, reducing the number of missed vaccination opportunities, and increasing the scheduling rates of follow up appointments related to the HPV vaccine.

    Dr. Barker is a vaccine champion within her community and peers often seek out her opinion on best practices and approaches to explaining the benefits of HPV vaccines in a positive and informative manner. She has recently developed a presentation about how to speak with parents about HPV vaccine questions, and will be providing that workshop as a webinar training to over 115 health care providers. Through her efforts, Dr. Barker has achieved an HPV vaccine series completion rate of 69% for her adolescent patients, and is Idaho’s 2018 HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention Champion!

Chapter Awards

  • Pediatrician of the Year – Tom Rand, MD
  • Outstanding Organization of the Year – The Ronald McDonald House
  • 2016 Child Advocate: Jerry Hirshfeld Special Achievement Award – George Groberg, MD

2016 Special Achievement Awards

  • Aaron Gardner, MD FAAP for forming the Mountain States Pediatric Disaster Coaltion to protect children in the event of a disaster
  • Amy Barton, MD FAAA for working to change Idaho laws to protect children involved in trial cases of child sexual abuse
  • Eda-Cristina Leon-Abochaibe, DO FAAP for working with the Idaho Medical Association and other stakeholders to secure mandatory CCHD screening implementation

Other Awards

  • Idaho Nurse Practitioner of the Year – Dr. Anne Church
  • Special Achievement Award – John Ullery, MD
  • Special Achievement Award – Paul Douglas McPherson, MD, FAAP
  • 2014 Chapter Excellence Award – Presented to the Idaho Chapter for an outstanding annual program effectively furthering the objectives of the Association
  • CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award – Lisa Marie Barker, MD, FAAP
2014 Chapter Excellence

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Immunization Poster

Adolescence

  • NEW AAP POLICY STATEMENT - THE LINK BETWEEN SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AND GOOD HEALTH

    Being absent from school too often, excused or not, can put a child's academic achievement—and future health—at risk. A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in the February 2019 Pediatrics, "The Link Between School Attendance and Good Health" (published online Jan. 28), recommends health care providers promote good school attendance as preventive medicine.

    Defined as missing too much school for any reason, chronic absenteeism starting as early as preschool and kindergarten has been linked to poor educational and health outcomes, according to the AAP. Research shows that missing school a lot, whether from excused absences or truancy, makes students less likely to do well academically and more likely to drop out. This, in turn, puts them at risk for unhealthy behaviors by the time they reach their teens, and poor health as adults.

    The report highlights proven measures to improve school attendance, including increased hand washing, school-located influenza vaccination programs, access to school nurses and counselors, and on-site medical, oral health and nutrition services. The AAP encourages pediatricians and their colleagues caring for children to promote school attendance. Among the AAP recommendations:

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Breastfeeding

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Child Abuse Prevention

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Transitioning to Adult Health Care

  • Practice Tools & New Website
    The Center for Health Care Transition Improvement - Got Transition recently released The Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition (2.0), which define components of transition support and are based on the clinical report, "Supporting the Health Care Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home", developed by the AAP (led by the Council on Children with Disabilities), the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Physicians.

    Three transition tool packages are available for: 1) practices serving youth who will transition out of pediatric care into adult care; 2) practices serving youth who will remain with the same provider but need to transition to adult-focused care; and 3) practices accepting new young adults into adult care. Each package includes sample tools that are customizable and available for download.

    A new website, www.GotTransition.org, includes an interactive health provider section, FAQs developed by and for youth/young adults and families, information for researchers and policymakers, and lists of transition resources.

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Child Care

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Child Passenger Safety

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concussions

Concussions

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child-development

Early Brain & Child Development

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Obesity

Ending Childhood Obesity

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Electronic Health Records

Electronic Health Records

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Healthy Teen Relationships

Healthy Teen Relationships

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Immunizations

Immunizations

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Learning Collaboratives

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resiliency Learning Collaborative 2019

    St. Luke’s Children’s Ambulatory Performance Improvement Team is excited to announce a new quality improvement (QI) project for 2019! This year we have partnered with Idaho’s Maternal & Child Health program to provide an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & Resiliency Learning Collaborative to primary care practices throughout Idaho, and to increase the subsequent screening and referral rates for the parents/caregivers of children ages 2 months to 5 years old.

    R.J. Gillespie, MD, MHPE, FAAP, is the keynote speaker for the Kickoff event on April 4, 2019 in Boise, Idaho (8:00AM-12:00PM). In addition to other expert presenters and topics (Resiliency, Case Studies, Idaho’s Home Visiting Resources), Dr. Gillespie will provide invaluable insight and strategies to help your practice gain knowledge on trauma informed care! Pediatricians and family physicians will have the opportunity to earn Part IV Maintenance of Certification (MOC) for participation in the 9-12 month quality improvement initiative:

    1. February-March: Onboarding
    2. April-May: Kickoff Event & Education
    3. May-August: Webinars, Data Collection, Site Visits
    4. November- December: Sustainability Audit & Wrap Up

    There are two ways to reserve your practices spot in the ACEs & Resiliency learning collaborative and become a champion for your team:

    1. Email us with your information and anyone in your clinic that will participate with you.
    2. Sign Up for the April 4, 2019 Kickoff event eventbrite.com, which will reserve your spot in the learning collaborative and kickoff event!

    Lastly, if you would like to learn more about ACES, please listen to the Nadene Burke Harris TED Talk: How Childhood Trauma Effects Health Across a Lifetime [ted.com].

Idaho Children's Trust Fund Annual Grant

The Idaho Children's Trust Fund is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect through funding, educating, supporting and building awareness among community-based organizations who share our mission. One of the major ways we do this is our annual grants program: we offer grant funding within the $1,000-$5,000 range to programs that seek to prevent child abuse and neglect by increasing protective factors in order to strengthen families and promote well-being.

  • November 20, 2018 — Annual Grant Applications due to ICTF
  • January 22, 2019 — Annual Grant Award Decisions
  • May 1, 2019 — New Annual Grantee Project Start Date
  • April 30, 2020 — Project Period Ends

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Childhood Literacy

Literacy

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Idaho HPV Facts

Newborns

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Nutrition/Food Insecurity

  • WIC — The following are acceptable reasons for issuance. Other reasons will be accepted per the healthcare provider’s clinical judgement.
    • Similac Sensitive is a lactose free milk-based formula. It is used for symptoms of fussiness and gas.
    • Similac for Spit-Up is a milk-based formula with added rice starch. It is used to reduce excessive spit-up.
    • Similac Total Comfort is a milk-based formula that has partially broken-down protein and less lactose for easy digestion. It is used for symptoms of fussiness and gas.

    Your AAP chapter is invited to participate in a new awareness program that Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is launching later this month. The focus of the initiative is to raise awareness of food allergies where people live, play, study, and work. It’s a great way to share resources and information with your membership, who can in turn share with their practices and patients. As a FARE Collaborator, your chapter receives the following:

    • Monthly content for use in a newsletter and/or blog
    • Access to key resources tailored to your audience
    • FARE food allergy training materials
    • Monthly social media posts to share with your audience
    • Recognition on the FARE Collaborator web page.

    There is no cost to participate. I look forward to having your organization join as an inaugural member of this new initiative! Sign up to become a member today at https://tinyurl.com/FAREcollaborator.

    Questions? Feel free to email me or call 860-214-1924 (eastern time zone).

    Regards,
    Marie

  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) (pdf)
  • Medical Nutrition Act (pdf)
  • Health and Academic Achievement — CDC Report (pdf)
  • Importance of Milk and Dairy in Children's Diets (pdf)
  • Idaho Foodbank Backpack Program
Idaho Voices for Children

Nourishing Idaho’s Children

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Oral Health

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Partners & Partner Resources

KidsCOUNT

Healthly children

Perinatal Issues

Text BABY to 511411

Three free text messages are sent to your patient's cell phone each week timed to the due date or baby's birthday. Messages start at pregnancy and go through the baby's first year. Tips include information on prenatal and infant care, immunizations, postpartum depression, nutrition, oral health, quit smoking, safety, and more.

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Poverty

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Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Adolescent Resources (website)
    A treatment guide that highlights the clinicians' role in identifying and supporting treatment and recovery, an online module that provides videos on best practices for screening teens at risk for or struggling with drug abuse, and a step-by-step resource that helps identify and manage SUD in teens.

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Smoking, Nicotine, E-Cigarettes, and Marijuana

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