Calendar

May
9
Tue
Webinar: Children’s Environmental Health at the AAP @ Webinar
May 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Meeting Description: This webinar is intended for AAP Districts I & II to provide an overview of AAP environmental health initiatives.

Presenter:

Jerome A. Paulson, MD, FAAP
Medical Director for both the PEHSU East program and the AAP Climate Change Initiative
Alexandria, VA

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe where environmental health issues fit in the overall context of the AAP
  • Discuss the utility of Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) for pediatric & reproductive health clinicians
  • Describe the AAP Climate Change Initiative

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May
17
Wed
Hunger Solutions – New York’s NYS Anti-Hunger Conference @ Albany Capital Center
May 17 @ 9:15 am – 4:15 pm

Register now for Hunger Solutions New York’s NYS Anti-Hunger Conference!

Join anti-hunger advocates, elected officials, policy makers, service providers and community members from across the state on May 17 in Albany for Hunger Solutions New York’s NYS Anti-Hunger Conference.  The event will include a full day of speakers, workshops and plenary sessions dedicated to seeking solutions to hunger.  Highlights include:

  • Keynote address delivered by Jim Weill, President, Food Research and Action Center
  • NYS Anti-Hunger Champion Award presented to office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Plenary and workshop sessions on federal and state policy, SNAP outreach, child nutrition programs, and more

Featured Workshop:  Screening For Hunger—Bridging the Gap Between Food Insecurity and Healthcare

Presented by:
Kofi Essel, MD, Children’s National Health System
Richard Sheward, Senior Policy Analyst – State Policy, Children’s HealthWatch

More and more healthcare providers and systems are looking at ways to identify and address food insecurity as it becomes more widely recognized as a social determinant of health.  This important workshop will focus on advances in screening patients for food insecurity, including the landmark “Hunger Vital Sign.”  “Addressing Food Insecurity: A Toolkit for Pediatricians”, the FRAC/American Academy of Pediatrics toolkit, will be introduced, as well as additional tools and resources to help promote federal nutrition programs as health interventions.  The workshop will conclude with information about community agencies that can assist those struggling with hunger.

The conference will be held at the Albany Capital Center, Albany’s newest conference venue.  Register today!

 

May
19
Fri
Project I-SCRN: Improving Screening, Connections with Families, and Referral Networks
May 19 all-day

Apply to participate in Project I-SCRN: Improving Screening, Connections with families, and Referral Networks

The American Academy of Pediatrics is seeking twenty practices to participate in Project I-SCRN, a year-long quality improvement learning collaborative designed to provide pediatric primary care practices with the strategies, tools, and resources needed to increase rates of screening, referral, and follow-up for developmental milestones, autism, maternal depression, social determinants of health, and optionally, social-emotional development.  Key areas of focus will include enhancing family-centered care, establishing a team-based approach, and engaging with community partners to develop a comprehensive referral network to support the needs of children and families.

Quality improvement and subject matter experts will support practice teams as they learn and apply quality improvement methodology to develop an efficient and effective workflow for screening, referral, and follow-up.  Project offerings include two in-person learning sessions (travel expenses paid by project), monthly webinars and coaching, data collection and reporting using the AAP QIDA (Quality Improvement Data Aggregator) system, a robust change package and resource packet, and a $5,000 stipend for each practice to support project activities.

Participating pediatricians will have the opportunity to earn American Board of Pediatrics Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit (pending approval).  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (PI CME) and CE credit are available to physicians and allied health professionals.

Detailed information about the project and a link to the intent form and application can be accessed on the website.  An informational webinar will be held on May 3, 2017.  The deadline for applications is May 19, 2017.

For questions regarding the collaborative or the application process, contact Sigal Shapira, Program Manager, at 847/434-4290 or at sshapira@aap.org.

May
31
Wed
NY Medicaid EHR Meaningful Use Incentive Program Deadlines
May 31 all-day

Reminder: Attestation Deadlines

2016 AIU attestation Deadline: 5/31/17

Your 2015 MU attestation Deadline is on : 6/30/17

Your 2016 MU attestation Deadline is on : 9/15/17

*Note: Your 2015 MU attestation must be paid before your 2016 MU attestation can be submitted.

Visit MEIPASS to begin your attestation.

Do you need assistance with your MU attestation?  Contact Program Support via phone at 877-646-5410 Option 2 or via email at hit@health.ny.gov.

Resources

NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Website

Webinar Calendar

Support Services

CMS EHR Incentive Program Information

MEIPASS

Jun
30
Fri
NY Medicaid EHR Meaningful Use Incentive Program Deadlines
Jun 30 all-day

Reminder: Attestation Deadlines

Your 2015 MU attestation Deadline is on : 6/30/17

Your 2016 MU attestation Deadline is on : 9/15/17

*Note: Your 2015 MU attestation must be paid before your 2016 MU attestation can be submitted.

Visit MEIPASS to begin your attestation.

Do you need assistance with your MU attestation?  Contact Program Support via phone at 877-646-5410 Option 2 or via email at hit@health.ny.gov.

Resources

NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Website

Webinar Calendar

Support Services

CMS EHR Incentive Program Information

MEIPASS

Jul
27
Thu
District I and II Annual Meeting @ Burlington, VT
Jul 27 – Jul 30 all-day
Sep
15
Fri
Deadline: NY Medicaid EHR Meaningful Use Incentive Program
Sep 15 all-day

Reminder: Attestation Deadlines

Your 2016 MU attestation Deadline is on : 9/15/17

*Note: Your 2015 MU attestation must be paid before your 2016 MU attestation can be submitted.

Visit MEIPASS to begin your attestation.

Do you need assistance with your MU attestation?  Contact Program Support via phone at 877-646-5410 Option 2 or via email at hit@health.ny.gov.

Resources

NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Website

Webinar Calendar

Support Services

CMS EHR Incentive Program Information

MEIPASS

National Conference and Exposition 2017 @ McCormick Place
Sep 15 – Sep 19 all-day
National Conference and Exhibition 2017

National Conference and Exhibition 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) invites you to join us for the 2017 National Conference & Exhibition September 15-19 (pre-conference sessions and events begin on Friday, September 15) in Chicago.  Experience over 350 educational sessions including practical hands-on learning and networking in addition to the largest pediatric technical exhibit of its kind.

Come with family, socialize with friends, reconnect with colleagues, and learn new skills to take back to your practice.  Please mark your calendars now to connect with us at the 2017 National Conference & Exhibition in Chicago!

Registration is now open!

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