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Educational Opportunities

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Marijuana Exposure in Pediatric Populations

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  • This course qualifies as continuing education for physicians, nurses, certified health education specialists and other professionals provided by the Centers for Disease Control and its partners.
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Stop, Look, Listen: Separating Fact from Fiction in Evaluating Child Abuse

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  • An online interactive intervention for pediatric clinicians funded by the NICHD.
  • SLL offers 8 Category I AMA PRA CreditsTM, with an additional 10 points of Category 2 MOC available through a self-assessment from the AAP.
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OPENPediatrics ACCME Accredited Courses


2017 STD Update


Learning from Rare Events Infant Mortality Data


The Role of State Health Leaders in Addressing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome


2017 AAP National Conference & Exhibition


Idaho Immunization Coalition - Summit 2017


2017 AAP National Conference & Exhibition


Montana AAP Pediatric Roundup


A Faith and Science Workshop on Ethical Issues in Human Germ-line Editing


Collaborating 4 Health

Collaborating 4 Health


Pediatric Practice Management Conference

Awards

Awards and Recognitions

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics proudly presents a “Special Achievement Award” to Aaron Gardner, MD, MS, FAAP, Idaho Chapter for distinguished service and dedication to the mission and goals of the academy for forming the Mountain States Pediatric Disaster Coalition to protect children in the event of a disaster.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics proudly presents a “Special Achievement Award” to Eda-Cristina Leio Abuchaibe, MD FAAP, Idaho Chapter for distinguished service and dedication to the mission and goals of the Academy for working with the Idaho Medical Association and other stakeholders to secure mandatory CCHD screening implementation.

Chapter Awards

  • Pediatrician of the Year – Tom Rand, MD
  • Outstanding Organization of the Year – The Ronald McDonald House
  • 2016 Child Advocate: Jerry Hirshfeld Special Achievement Award – George Groberg, MD

2016 Special Achievement Awards

  • Aaron Gardner, MD FAAP for forming the Mountain States Pediatric Disaster Coaltion to protect children in the event of a disaster
  • Amy Barton, MD FAAA for working to change Idaho laws to protect children involved in trial cases of child sexual abuse
  • Eda-Cristina Leon-Abochaibe, DO FAAP for working with the Idaho Medical Association and other stakeholders to secure mandatory CCHD screening implementation

Other Awards

  • Idaho Nurse Practitioner of the Year – Dr. Anne Church
  • Special Achievement Award – John Ullery, MD
  • Special Achievement Award – Paul Douglas McPherson, MD, FAAP
  • 2014 Chapter Excellence Award – Presented to the Idaho Chapter for an outstanding annual program effectively furthering the objectives of the Association
  • CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award – Lisa Marie Barker, MD, FAAP
2014 Chapter Excellence

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Breastfeeding

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Child Abuse Prevention

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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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Child Care

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Child Passenger Safety

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concussions

Concussions

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child-development

Early Brain & Child Development

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Obesity

Ending Childhood Obesity

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Electronic Health Records

Electronic Health Records

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Healthy Teen Relationships

Healthy Teen Relationships

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Immunization Poster
Immunizations

Immunizations

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Literacy

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Survey Invitation

The HPV Free Idaho team is requesting your feedback on what types of materials would be helpful to providers/schools/public health to promote HPV vaccination and increase awareness of its benefits. Your responses will be used to identify new tools and resources to share with the Idaho health community. Please take a moment to respond to this brief survey by August 1, 2017.

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Idaho HPV Facts
Quality Improvement (QI) activities that were conducted through the Children’s Healthcare Improvement Collaboration (CHIC) and Idaho Health and Wellness for Children (IHAWCC), are developing further and moving forward through St. Luke’s Children’s and St. Luke’s Health Partners. Be on the lookout for more information.

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Newborns

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Nutrition/Food Insecurity

Idaho Voices for Children

Nourishing Idaho’s Children

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Oral Health

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Partners & Partner Resources

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Perinatal Issues

Text BABY to 511411

Three free text messages are sent 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.

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Poverty

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Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Adolescent Resources (website)
    A treatment guide that highlights the clinicians' role in identifying and supporting treatment and recovery, an online module that provides videos on best practices for screening teens at risk for or struggling with drug abuse, and a step-by-step resource that helps identify and manage SUD in teens.

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Smoking, Nicotine, E-Cigarettes, and Marijuana

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Toxic Stress

  • 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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