Idaho Psychiatric Association Annual Conference
Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care: Collaborative Care Principles and Practice
- April 24-25
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
1055 N Curtis Rd
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2015 Concussion Symposium
- April 25
St. Luke's Boise Medical Center
South Tower, Anderson Center, Rooms Ada 1-3
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Shot Smarts 2015
- May 4
Idaho Sate University
- May 6
Boise Sate University
- May 8
North Idaho College
Coeur D'Alene, ID
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2015 Highway Safety Summit
2015 Idaho Oral Health Summit
2015 Idaho Healthcare Summit
- May 27
ShoBan Events Center
Fort Hall, ID
- Registration fee: $149 per person. Includes full breakfast and lunch. Discounts available for eight or more.
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Pediatrics West 2015: Changes, Trends, and Your Practice
Other Links of Interest
Three free text messages are sent directly 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.
Text BABY to 511411
Awards and Recognitions
- Pediatrician of the Year – Kathy Stevens, MD FAAP
- Child Advocate of the Year – Larraine Clayton
- Organization of the Year – March of Dimes, Idaho Chapter
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Idaho Lead Advisory Committee
We need your help!The Idaho Chapter of the AAP is looking for a physician for the Idaho Lead Advisory Committee.If you are interested please contact Sherry Iverson at email@example.com or call 208-381-3033.More››
The members of the Idaho Lead Advisory would really appreciate the insight of a Pediatrician here in Idaho. The committee meets quarterly January, April, July, and October for 2 hours. Members may participate via phone conference.Our committee has been active since 2006, and is there is no specific term limit for being a member. This is completely on a volunteer basis. Our committee is comprised of a representative from the following agencies:
(A) Silver Valley Community Resource Center (2)
(B) Head Start Association
(C) A health professional
(D) Parent of a Medicaid child
(E) Representative from Environmental Health
(F) Non-voting, rotating representation from Regional District Health agencies
(G) Representative from the Infant Toddler Program
(H) Representative from the WIC Program
(I) Member at Large
(J) Staffed by the Division of Medicaid (2)
The purpose/mission of the Medicaid Lead Screening Advisory Committee is to provide information and advice to the Administrator of the Division of Medicaid regarding Blood Lead Screening for Idaho Medicaid children through a collaborative relationship with public health entities, educational entities, the Silver Valley Resource Center and private citizens.
(A) Improving parent/family education - The committee will recommend strategies for education efforts to increase the understanding of families on the importance of requesting blood lead screens for their children.
(B) Improve Blood Lead Screening rates by primary care providers through information and education - The committee will recommend information, education and intervention strategies for primary care providers to improve compliance with lead screening requirements.
Idaho Health and Wellness Collaborative for Children (IHAWCC)
We use local, state, and nationwide networking to address the healthcare needs and priorities of children.
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- Importance of Milk and Dairy in Children's Diets (pdf)
- American Academy of Pediatrics Offers Advice on Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know
Now there is a single resource parents can turn to for answers to all these questions and so much more. "Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know, 2nd Edition" by the American Academy of Pediatrics, William H. Dietz, MD, PhD, FAAP, and Loraine Stern, MD, FAAP, Editors, is a complete guide for maintaining children's nutritional health from birth through adolescence. It will be available in bookstores nationwide October 1, 2011.
- Idaho Foodbank Backpack Program
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Nourishing Idahos Children
- 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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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, www.GotTransition.org, 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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