The Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is focused on improving the health and lives of children. We leverage the knowledge of our pediatric providers, advocating and strengthening practices that are making Washington’s kids healthier and safer.
- We provide periodic Webinars on pediatric clinical topics.
- We catalog an array of CME activities available throughout the Northwest.
- We facilitate member access to state pediatric experts, policy makers and community leaders.
- We publish a monthly electronic newsletter, Developments, to keep you abreast of chapter activities, community events and member accomplishments.
- We support and provide helpful information for physicians regarding Vaccines and Universal Purchase in our state.
ACES Toolkit for providers from the Crittenton Foundation.
Community Access to Child Health
CATCH supports pediatricians to collaborate within their communities so that all children have access to needed health services and a medical home. You can learn more on the AAP’s CATCH web page (link below), or contact one of our Chapter CATCH facilitators, Traci McDermott, MD, FAAP and Diane Liebe, MD, FAAP.
CATCH - AAP
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Child Health, Resilience, and Toxic Stress
The American Academy of Pediatrics hosted the Symposium on Child Health, Resilience & Toxic Stress on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. All materials related to the Symposium are available on the event website at www.aap.org/DCSymposium. These include: the recorded Webcast of the event; the speaker’s presentations and participants list; press coverage of the event; and supplemental information, including the AAP’s Policy Statement and Technical Report on toxic stress and other helpful resources.
Do you want to better serve the children in your practice and become familiar with developmental screening and the referral process? Sign up for a Great MINDS training! A pediatrician and family advisor team up to present a FREE 1-1.5 hour training and follow up technical assistance. Training includes the following topics:
- Importance of using a screening tool
- Using a screening tool + billing
- Results, resources, and referrals
Validated screening tools are shown to result in faster referrals and early intervention services, which lead to better health and developmental outcomes!
The training we provide is based on successful modules used nationally, and developed in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Health, the University of Washington’s Medical Home Leadership Network and the Great MINDS Project Steering Committee. To learn more, or to schedule a training, contact Project Coordinator Michelle Izumizaki.
Washington Health Benefit Exchange
Washington residents can now use Washington Healthplanfinder to compare and enroll in health insurance, and find the plan that fits their needs and their budget. The site also provides resources for physicians, including what to tell patients, and what you need to know for your practice.