Be a Part of the Solution–National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 5, 2020
The KY AAP has entered into a partnership with a local non-profit organization, Whitney/Strong. Both organizations have similar goals, to reduce gun violence. During the current pandemic and corresponding shelter-in-place guidance, there is an increase in risk for the experience of gun violence and family violence. Whitney/Strong has donated 5,000+ gun safe locks to the KY AAP for distribution into our state’s pediatric offices.
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There are currently 2 grant funded programs underway, 1 focusing on Bullying Prevention and 1 on Increasing HPV Rates.
This project is a learning opportunity and local collaborative “Amabassatrician” partnership between teens, local schools and pediatricians, a first of its kind in Kentucky! The program model has the future potential to be reproduced nationally in order to foster a reduction in teen bullying and increase in safe school environments.
The KY AAP is training pediatricians on the most updated information regarding the current teen digital landscape. The project aims to build a new and collaborative partnership between teens, pediatricians, and schools (going virtual due to COVID-19). Because pediatricians are the most trusted experts regarding the delivery of health information for youth and families, this project aims to capitalize on this influence, pairing pediatrician knowledge and expertise with real world scenarios offered by teens. The Chapter will lead this effort by facilitating pediatrician and school partnerships and creating an innovative training concluding with an “Ambassatrician” certificate for pediatrician participants.
The following activity is integral to the project:
Completion of a 60 minute online webinar, Getting Teens Talking. This training will guide pediatricians through current information on teen digital landscapes while also providing effective strategies for hosting a virtual community teen Roundtable discussion.
Upon completion of the webinar, pediatricians will receive an “Ambassatrician” certificate for posting in clinical offices. Pediatricians who express an interest in hosting a virtual Roundtable discussion must complete this webinar training. (Webinar is no longer active.)
*5 Teen Round Table discussions were conducted virtually in May of 2021 and led by Pediatricians who participated in the Ambassatrician grant program. There was a genuine back and forth dialogue between pediatrician facilitators and teen participants. Each session covered similar material. However, the teens varied in how they articulated the current state of their digital landscapes. They had some amazing and interesting things to share and demonstrated real maturity and responsibility around this subject. Some shared their own experience or knowledge of cyberbullying. Summaries of the Round Table sessions are available for KY AAP Members to view on our website by choosing ‘Membership’ from the main menu, then under ‘Professional Resources’ choose ‘Teen Roundtable Discussions’ (member login required).
Roundtable Planning and Event Materials:
Supplemental Educational Resources for Pediatricians include:
Videos on Teen Digital Life and Cyberbullying from Stanford’s Project Zero Digital Citizenship Program
Digital Drama (12 min.)
Distraction & Multitasking (10 min.)
Cyberbullying (5 min.)
Sexting and Nude Photographs (7 min.)
The Complete Educator Video Series
68 short videos that cover all aspects of teen life and their digital landscapes
If you are a pediatrician interested in hosting a virtual Teen Roundtable discussion in your region and have completed the webinar, please contact Mary York, KY AAP Executive Director at email@example.com
Note: A limited number of $150 stipends to pediatricians are available for this project.
The focus of this grant project will work to establish a process in identified school districts to effectively track immunizations utilizing a Kentucky public school portal system called Infinite Campus and gather real time data for vaccinations, raise awareness about HPV vaccination and, train providers to using motivational interviewing techniques to address vaccine hesitancy among caregivers.
The Kentucky AAP Chapter will collaborate with the University of Kentucky Department of Pediatrics Division of Adolescent Medicine clinic for this pilot project “Rowing Together with OARS” UK Adolescent Medicine Clinic will form active partnerships with local health departments of Harrison, Nicholas and Scott counties as well as school district in these counties. As part of the project, several workshops will be conducted to raise awareness among school nurses and staff about importance of HPV vaccination, current dose recommendation and how to record HPV vaccination in the school portal system.
Recently Completed Program: E-Cigarette Webinar & Warning in 9 Label Challenge
Round 1 Warning in 9 Label Winners!
Melissa Hansford, MD, FAAP
Lauren Blackwell, DO, FAAP
Patricia Purcell, MD, FAAP
David Katz, MD, FAAP
Heather Felton, MD, FAAP
Stephanie Lynch, MD, FAAP
Jeffrey Grill, MD, FAAP
REQUEST FREE E-CIG WARNING POSTER SETS HERE
*A set includes each of the 7 posters shown above (8.5 x 8.5)
THE KY AAP OPIOID PREVENTION PROJECT
The KY AAP in partnership with the Department for Public Health is piloting a new educational and awareness program focusing on prevention activities for pediatricians.
This Educational Program is Funded by the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort – a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant awarded to the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. A Special Thank You to Our CME Partnering Organization, Norton Healthcare.
The Mighty 3M’s: Message, Manage and Minimize!
Preventing Opioid Abuse in the Primary Care Setting
The Chapter recently completed this program. The enduring materials are no longer accessible. However, the following helpful resources are available to you:
– Search for a drug disposal location near you
– Find an authorized local collector. Contact the DEA Office of Diversion Control’s Registration Call Center at (800) 882-9539
– View the FDA guide “How to Dispose of Unused Medicines”
– View the FDA “Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know”
2017 AAP HP2020 Grant Awarded to the Kentucky Chapter
In an effort to address the rising e-cigarette use (among both youth and young adults) the Chapter has been awarded a grant to address e-cigarette prevention through pediatrician education, including a FDA WARNING in 9 Label Challenge, integrated into the education curriculum and resulting in an Instagram ad/office poster campaign.
The program will consist of two components. Part 1 educating pediatricians, using resources from the AAP Julius Richmond Tobacco Center, about the composition, marketing, regulation and health effects relative to e-cigarettes and, to understand the preventative strategies and techniques to use with patients and families within the office setting. Part 2 applying that knowledge toward a fun Warning Label Challenge. Using the 9-word format of the current generic FDA mandated label (This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical), and creatively modifying the warning language to reflect the real dangers of e-cigarette use (i.e.WARNING: Fun Flavors Help Capture Youth As Lifelong Tobacco Users). The top 10 Warning Challenge Label entries will be featured in future marketing campaigns targeted toward youth in the Commonwealth.
Through a new partnership between the Kentucky Chapter of the AAP, the Kosair Children’s Hospital Child Abuse Task Force and the UofL Department of Pediatrics, the KY AAP and its child abuse and neglect leaders are now offering access to materials, training and support to any physician office, clinic or hospital interested in becoming a No Hit Zone.
We invite you to learn more about what it means to be a No Hit Zone, a program originally created by Lolita McDavid, M.D., professor of pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, in 2005 and implemented at Kosair Children’s Hospital in October 2012. Put simply, a No Hit Zone is an environment in which “no adult shall hit another adult, no adult shall hit a child, no child shall hit an adult and no child shall hit another child.”