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Adolescent Immunizations Improvement Project


IPP Conference

Idaho Perinatal Project 2016 Winter Conference


Winter Business Meeting

  • February 18
    Time: 6:30pm
  • Location: Bardenay
    610 W Grove Steet
    Boise, Idaho 83702
  • Guests are welcome to attend!
  • RSVP: Sherry Iverson, iversons@slhs.org, by February 15


Shot Smarts Immunization Conferences

  • Dr. Paul Offit, a nationally-recognized speaker, will be the keynote speaker, so mark your calendars!
  • April 25
    Idaho State University, Pocatello
  • April 27
    Boise State University, Boise
  • April 29
    Northern Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene
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Awards

Awards and Recognitions

  • Pediatrician of the Year – Dr. Jack Trotter
  • Child Advocate of the Year – Kenny Bramwell, MD FAAP and Greg Janos, MD FAAP
  • Organization of the Year – Head Start Programs in Idaho
  • Special Achievement Award – John Ullery, MD
  • Special Achievement Award – Paul Douglas McPherson, MD, FAAP
  • 2014 Award of Chapter Excellence – Idaho Chapter of the of the AAP (Presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award – Lisa Marie Barker, MD, FAAP

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baby health information

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

Breastfeeding

  • Jessica Shortall TED Talk
    We need women to work, and we need working women to have babies. So why is America one of the only countries in the world that offers no national paid leave to new working mothers? In this incisive talk, Jessica Shortall makes the impassioned case that the reality of new working motherhood in America is both hidden and horrible: millions of women, every year, are forced back to work within just weeks of giving birth. Her idea worth spreading: the time has come for us to recognize the economic, physical and psychological costs of our approach to working mothers and their babies, and to secure our economic future by providing paid leave to all working parents.
  • Goat Milk Feedings and Infants Less than One Year of Age
    Goat’s milk is Not appropriate as the primary feeding for infants. Neither goat’s milk nor cow’s milk can adequately replace breast milk or infant formula. Children under one year of age need an approved infant formula if not breast fed. Premature infants will likely need supplementation with a specialized formula in addition to breast feeding.
  • Idaho Breastfeeding Basics (website)

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Child Abuse Prevention

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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CDC and AAP release algorithms on testing infants for Zika virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the Academy, released algorithms Tuesday on caring for infants whose mothers may have been infected with Zika virus. Officials are urging pediatric health care providers to work with obstetricians to identify women who may have been infected while spending time in an affected country during their pregnancy.

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Childseat Inspection Finder

Childseat Instructors Resources

Child Care

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KidsCOUNT

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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Immunizations

Immunizations

  • 2016 Immunization Schedules Include Several Updates (website)
    The 2016 immunization schedules for children and adolescents from birth through 18 years of age include several changes from last year, including updated recommendations for the human papillomavirus (HPV) and meningococcal B vaccines.
  • National NIPA HPV Learning Collaborative
  • Idaho Immunization Coalition Newsletter — Summit Update 2015
  • HPV Vaccination Quarterly Report - October 2015 (pdf)
    Includes HPV vaccine coverage estimates among adolescents aged 13-15 years to help emphasize the importance of the Healthy People 2020 HPV vaccination targets.
  • Idaho Immunization Coalition Newsletter — September 2015
  • Injections outperform inhaled measles vaccine (website)
    Injected measles vaccine stimulates a significantly stronger immune response than inhaled vaccine, a new study reports.
  • Iron Lung

    How blessed we are to have access to safe vaccines? Read More >>

  • Immunizations by StatesAAP State Advocacy Infographic (website)
    Immunization rates by state and non-medical exemption poster.
  • AAP Immunization Initiatives — April 2015
  • New ACIP recommendations for 9-valent HPV Vaccine (website)
  • Immunization Rates from the 2013 NIS (pdf)
  • FDA approval for new HPV vaccine (website)
    Gardasil 9 has potential to prevent approximately 90% of cervical, vulvar, vaginal and anal cancers. The vaccine is approved for females ages 9-26 and males 9-15.
  • CDC: Childhood vaccines prevent 322M diseases in U.S. (website)
    A federally funded vaccination program launched in 1994 will prevent an estimated routine childhood vaccinations are tied to savings of $295 billion in direct costs and $1.38 trillion in societal costs.
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Crying Baby

Babies Cry.
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Idaho HPV Facts
Kids Count

Idaho Health and Wellness Collaborative for Children (IHAWCC)

We use local, state, and nationwide networking to address the healthcare needs and priorities of children.

  • ADOLESCENT IMMUNIZATIONS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 2016

    Mark your calendars! We are excited to announce that with CHIC's transition to Idaho Health and Wellness Collaborative for Children(IHAWCC), an Adolescent Immunizations learning collaborative will kick-off on February 11 from 9am-4pm. If you are looking for additional information, or if you’d like to attend the event, please contact Bradley McKinney of the IHAWCC team:
          Bradley McKinney
          Quality Improvement Specialist
          Children's Healthcare Improvement Collaborative
          Division of Medicaid
          (208) 364-1861
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  • Pediatric Quality Improvement

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Literacy

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Nutrition

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Idaho Voices for Children

Nourishing Idaho’s Children

Oral Health

  • AAP: Fluoride varnish is billable and implementable (website)
    According to Pediatric News, with fluoride varnish treatments now on the Bright Futures periodicity schedule, reimbursement is attainable, and pediatricians can focus on integrating the 45- to 60-second procedure into their practices and strengthening their oral health messaging to families.
  • Idaho Oral Health Network Update – November 2015 (pdf)
  • Healthy Me Update – November 2015 (pdf)
    From the Idaho Oral Health Alliance
  • US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations Ages 0-5 (website)
  • Schedule of Screenings & Assessments Recommended at Each Well-child Visit from Infancy through Adolescence (website)
    From the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Please Welcome Catina Tharp, Network Coordinator/Health Program Specialist, Idaho Oral Health Program

    For those of you that may not be aware, this past spring the Idaho Oral Health Program (IOHP) received funding from the DentaQuest Foundation Oral Health 2020 Initiative to build a statewide oral health network here in Idaho. The overarching mission of this network is to implement the 2015-2020 Idaho Oral Health Action Plan utilizing a Collective Impact Framework. The network will also serve as the driving force for Idaho to achieve the DentaQuest Foundation Oral Health 2020 Goal of eradicating dental disease in children. More››

  • Idaho Receives A Grade in PEW Dental Sealant Report
  • Idaho Receives A Grade in PEW Dental Sealant Report (pdf)
  • New CPT Code for Physician Administered Fluoride Varnish (pdf)
    Effective January 1, 2015 for children up to 21 years of age, the application of topical fluoride varnish by a physician, or other qualified health care professional, should be billed with the new 2015 CPT® code 99188. The dental code D1208 is no longer covered for physicians by Idaho Medicaid. Application of fluoride varnish by a dentist continues to be covered through the Idaho Smiles program.
  • Idaho Smile Survey 2013 Report (pdf)
  • Fluoride Recommendations for Primary Care Clinicians from the US Preventive Services Task Force (pdf)

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Perinatal Health

  • WHO declares public health emergency (website)
    The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency Monday as it continues to investigate whether clusters of microcephaly and other neurological disorders are linked to the Zika virus.

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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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Respiratory Virus Tracking

Respiratory Virus Tracking

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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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