Idaho AAP

Educational Opportunities

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Stop, Look, Listen: Separating Fact from Fiction in Evaluating Child Abuse

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  • 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

Pediatric Growth & Endocrinology ECHO® Program

  • Begins April 20
  • Spring Session: April 20, May 4 & 18, June 1 & 15, July 6.
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2017 Idaho Oral Health Convening

Boozing, Drinking, Keggers, & Controlled Party Dispersal

Canadian Paediatric Society 94th Annual Conference

2017 STD Update

2017 AAP National Conference & Exhibition

Collaborating 4 Health

Collaborating 4 Health


Awards and Recognitions

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

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 Award of Chapter Excellence – Idaho Chapter of the of the AAP (Presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award – Lisa Marie Barker, MD, FAAP
2014 Chapter Excellence

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baby health information

Other Links of Interest


  • 2016 CDC Breastfeeding Report Card (pdf)
  • book Medications & Mothers' Milk 2017 (website)
    The Essential Reference for Professionals Working with Breastfeeding Mothers
  • 2016 CDC Breastfeeding Report Card (pdf)
  • Jessica Shortall TED Talk
    We need women to work, and we need working women to have babies. So why is America one of the only countries in the world that offers no national paid leave to new working mothers? In this incisive talk, Jessica Shortall makes the impassioned case that the reality of new working motherhood in America is both hidden and horrible: millions of women, every year, are forced back to work within just weeks of giving birth. Her idea worth spreading: the time has come for us to recognize the economic, physical and psychological costs of our approach to working mothers and their babies, and to secure our economic future by providing paid leave to all working parents.
  • Goat Milk Feedings and Infants Less than One Year of Age
    Goat’s milk is Not appropriate as the primary feeding for infants. Neither goat’s milk nor cow’s milk can adequately replace breast milk or infant formula. Children under one year of age need an approved infant formula if not breast fed. Premature infants will likely need supplementation with a specialized formula in addition to breast feeding.
  • Idaho Breastfeeding Basics (website)

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Child Abuse Prevention

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,, 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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Breaking News

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After months of hard work by hundreds of members from across the Academy, the Board of Directors has approved a five-year strategic plan designed to prepare our AAP for the future. Please watch a brief video by AAP President Dr. Fernando Stein and me to describe the plan and the rationale behind it.

Childseat Inspection Finder

Childseat Instructors Resources

Child Passenger Safety

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Early Brain & Child Development

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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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Immunization Poster


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Idaho HPV Facts
Kids Count

Idaho Health and Wellness Collaborative for Children (IHAWCC)

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Crying Baby

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Nutrition/Food Insecurity

Idaho Voices for Children

Nourishing Idaho’s Children

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Oral Health

  • Oral Health
    Three New Posters and Shareable Images
  • AAP: Fluoride varnish is billable and implementable (website)
    According to Pediatric News, with fluoride varnish treatments now on the Bright Futures periodicity schedule, reimbursement is attainable, and pediatricians can focus on integrating the 45- to 60-second procedure into their practices and strengthening their oral health messaging to families.
  • Idaho Oral Health Network Update – November 2015 (pdf)
  • Healthy Me Update – November 2015 (pdf)
    From the Idaho Oral Health Alliance
  • US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations Ages 0-5 (website)
  • Schedule of Screenings & Assessments Recommended at Each Well-child Visit from Infancy through Adolescence (website)
    From the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Please Welcome Catina Tharp, Network Coordinator/Health Program Specialist, Idaho Oral Health Program

    For those of you that may not be aware, this past spring the Idaho Oral Health Program (IOHP) received funding from the DentaQuest Foundation Oral Health 2020 Initiative to build a statewide oral health network here in Idaho. The overarching mission of this network is to implement the 2015-2020 Idaho Oral Health Action Plan utilizing a Collective Impact Framework. The network will also serve as the driving force for Idaho to achieve the DentaQuest Foundation Oral Health 2020 Goal of eradicating dental disease in children. More››

  • Idaho Receives A Grade in PEW Dental Sealant Report
  • Idaho Receives A Grade in PEW Dental Sealant Report (pdf)
  • New CPT Code for Physician Administered Fluoride Varnish (pdf)
    Effective January 1, 2015 for children up to 21 years of age, the application of topical fluoride varnish by a physician, or other qualified health care professional, should be billed with the new 2015 CPT® code 99188. The dental code D1208 is no longer covered for physicians by Idaho Medicaid. Application of fluoride varnish by a dentist continues to be covered through the Idaho Smiles program.
  • Idaho Smile Survey 2013 Report (pdf)
  • Fluoride Recommendations for Primary Care Clinicians from the US Preventive Services Task Force (pdf)

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Partners & Partner Resources


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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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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Toxic Stress

  • We all will be hearing more about toxic stress in the future. This topic is one of the AAP's strategic initiatives on the national level. It should come as no surprise that adverse childhood experiences (or ACEs) such as child abuse, neglect, or living with parents with drug or alcohol abuse causes stress, the hormone-mediated flight-or-fight response that we all know about. However because the ACEs are usually chronic in nature, the stress response from ACE's is never turned off. This prolonged "toxic" stress, especially when experienced in the first several years of life, has been shown to cause observable changes in brain structure and function, as well as epigenetic changes in a child's DNA. The effects not only cause childhood problems such as poor impulse control, emotional dysregulation and developmental delays, but it also has been linked to adult diseases such as heart and lung disease. Pediatricians practice preventative health very well; the hope is that advancements in our understanding of toxic stress will help us improve our practice of preventative mental health.

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