Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies: Preventing Prematurity at the Well Child Visit

January 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We’re pleased to announce that the NYS AAP Chapters 1, 2 & 3 are hosting a CME webinar on Jan. 17th. There is no charge to attend! Please join us and spread the word!


The New York State American Academy of Pediatrics (NYS AAP)
A coalition of Chapters 1, 2 & 3

In Collaboration With:
NYS Academy of Family Physicians



This live webinar will teach pediatricians and family physicians about the IMPLICIT Toolkit – a simple tool to help facilitate screening for maternal depression, tobacco use, multivitamin/folic acid intake, and family planning (interconceptional care). There is no charge for members of the NYS AAP – Chapters 1, 2 & 3, and members of NYS Academy of Family Physicians.


At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • identify the impact of maternal depression and tobacco use on the entire family and the positive impact that preventative screening has.
  • describe the IMPLICIT model of interconception care and its practical implementation in a primary care office.
  • describe how integrating the Implicit Tool into Pediatric Primary Care improves their work in Value Based/Pay for Performance Health Care Service Delivery System.
Scott Harman, MD, FAAFP is a family physician with extensive maternity care expensive who practices for the University of Rochester Medical Center Primary Care Network and is also faculty the center’s Family Medicine Residency program. He currently serves on the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission of Health of the Public and Science and is the Chair of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians Public Health Commission. He additionally serves on the Leadership Council of the IMPLICIT Network, and he has helped administer March of Dimes grants focused on the implementation of interconception care programs in Monroe County. His work in community health and health advocacy has primarily focused on health equity and health disparities in maternal-child health.
Jack Levine, MD, FAAP is a general pediatrician with subspecialty certification in developmental behavioral pediatrics. He has been a general pediatrician for over 25 years in Queens, New York. He is a member of the Department of Pediatrics at Nassau University Medical Center and the Director of the Center for Autism. Dr. Levine is the chair of NYS AAP – Chapter 2 Committee on Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, a member of the State Early Childhood Development Committee and a member of the executive committee of the National AAP Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Levine is a member of the advisory board for the Postpartum Resource Center of New York and a member of the Nassau County Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) Task Force.
Elie Ward, MSW is the Director of Policy, Advocacy & External Relations for Chapters 1, 2 & 3 of the New York State American Academy of Pediatrics (NYS AAP). She is responsible for all legislative and policy work on behalf of more than 5,000 pediatricians across the state. She is the NYS AAP’s primary legislative liaison and also plays a key role in nurturing relationships with state and city agencies and the Mayors’ and Governor’s office in the areas of children’s health and well-being. Ms. Ward has participated in NYS’s Medicaid Reform Work Group, the State’s VBP Roadmap, the Children’s VBP Work Group, the Maternity Clinical Advisory Group (CAG), the Children’s Behavioral Health MRT Work Group and many other task forces and work groups focusing on children and family issues. Ms. Ward is also responsible for developing and maintaining external relationships for the NYS AAP with city, county, state and national public and private organizations working with and for children and families.


This program is being supported by a generous grant from the March of Dimes New York State.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of the Westchester Academy of Medicine (WAM) and the NYS American Academy of Pediatrics Chapter 3. WAM is accredited by MSSNY to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

The Westchester Academy of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.