August 28, 2014
As you may know, pediatrician involvement and chapter partnership are important parts of Healthy Tomorrows projects. Application guidance strongly encourages applicants to develop relationships with their local AAP Chapter during the application process. Applicants are also required to demonstrate pediatrician involvement in their project. For these reasons, applicants may look to chapter leadership for guidance and assistance. We have developed the Healthy Tomorrows Proposal Development Guide to help applicants and chapters with the application process.
Topics covered in the materials include:
- Suggestions for developing a program proposal
- Promoting pediatrician participation and American Academy of Pediatrics chapter involvement in Healthy Tomorrows grants
- Increasing access to care
- Forming advisory boards
- Developing an evaluation plan (a logic model is required with the application)
- Example budget and justification
- Resources for community-based initiatives
An electronic version of the Healthy Tomorrows Proposal Development Guide is available for download. Visit the Healthy Tomorrows Program web site for additional information.
Thank you for your continued commitment to the development of successful community-based initiatives. Please contact the Healthy Tomorrows Program staff if you have any questions:
Maureen Finneran - 800/433-9016, ext 7082
Karla Palmer - 800/433-9016, ext 4279
August 27, 2014
The presentation handouts are now available online for the 47th Annual Clinical Advances in Pediatrics Symposium. To view of print these handouts, please click here and select the “2014 CAPS Presentations” link.
If you have trouble with the link or have additional questions regarding the symposium, please contact Amy Hill, 816-701-5213.
August 20, 2014
MOAAP would like to remind providers of resources for children and families during these tough times, especially those in the St Louis area.
Children may have strong reactions or questions that may be hard for parents to address. Click here for resources for your patients and families.
August 12, 2014
Documentary Screening and Discussion
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City
The Invisible Threat explores the science of disease and the misperceptions leading parents to delay or decline life-saving immunizations and the risks facing a society that is under-vaccinated.
“One of the best films made on this subject. It’s wonderful!” - Dr. Paul Offit, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Click here to view the trailer.
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August 10, 2014
August is Child Health month and MHA is releasing a HIDI HealthStats report today describing Pediatric Emergency Room Utilization in Missouri. Click to read the report.
July 28, 2014
Toddlers are curious. Teenagers are impulsive. Gun safety matters.
by Missouri Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics, Sandra McKay, MD, President
Our constitution does well to protect our rights as citizens to bear arms, and for those of us who choose to own guns, it is our right and privilege. However, as any comic book enthusiast knows, with great power comes great responsibility. So it is not enough anymore to be a gun owner. We have to be responsible gun owners.
Every year we are saddened by gun-related deaths that involve children.According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in June of 2014, 70% of accidental gun-related deaths in children could have been prevented with safe gun storage. Children by their nature are curious beings. Even though you may tell kids over and over to never touch a gun, they still may. Also, children also know a lot more than we often give them credit for. They are good at finding things. They know where you store your guns. In order to best protect them, it is the responsibility of each gun owner to be certain that they have stored their guns properly, unloaded, in a locked safe with the ammunition separate from the weapon. Click to download the rest of the letter.
The executive board would like for you to email it to your local newspaper and send it to your colleagues and anyone you think should read it. Thank you!
July 10, 2014
Important New Information - click to download each document.
MEDES Users Group Update
Hospital Update Backlog
Common Process Matrix
MOAAP leadership has been informed that many of our members’ patients are struggling with issues surrounding patient enrollment and re-enrollment in Medicaid. Specifically, newborns, children and pregnant women are losing their Medicaid coverage as the system has transitioned to a call center approach. They are either inactive or unable to get enrollments started with newborns. In the meanwhile these children are unable to get medical care, prescriptions, or procedures. I am sure that we all have heartbreaking stories to tell.
Your MOAAP leadership has been engaged on the front lines for you, contacting key people at the state level to try to solve this problem. We were able to have conversations explaining what our patients have to go through just to be seen, not to mention the challenges pediatricians and their office staff experience every day trying to help families re-connected to the help they need. I am happy to report that we have made some progress, and we will continue to work with the key parties until this problem is solved.
In the meanwhile, for cases where getting needed help is crucial, you can contact the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . This mailbox is monitored by a team of specialists who will work on these cases to resolution. In addition to a synopsis of the barriers you are encountering, please include your patient(s’) name(s) and DCNS(s) (DSS’s Department Client Number). If the sending office can encrypt the message*, a SSN and date of birth is also helpful information. When you email DSS, please copy to our office (email@example.com) so we may continue to help.
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June 26, 2014
PEDIATRICS FOR THE PRACTITIONER
ADULT PRIMARY CARE 2014
OCTOBER 20 TO 23, 2014
Click to download a brochure.
June 25, 2014
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