The Kentucky AAP Chapter Receives 2 Grants from AAP to work on Bullying Prevention and Increasing HPV Rates
Tap, Temper and Transform: “Ambassatricians” partner with Kentucky teens to reshape their digital landscape, reduce bullying and improve school safety
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 will work to train 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. 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 specific activities are integral to the proposed project:
Developing and offering “Ambassatrician” training consisting of 4 Parts:
-Part 1-An overview of teen digital life* -Part 2-Cyberbullying factors*-Part 3-Adolescent brain development* and-Part 4-Effective Roundtable Facilitation strategies
* Content from Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
If you are a pediatrician interested in hosting a Teen Roundtable discussion in your region, please contact Mary York, KY AAP Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Improving HPV Rates in Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties
The focus of this grant project will be 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.
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
This is now an enduring FREE CME webinar (Norton Healthcare CME Partner). It is available at no cost here: https://cmetracker.net/NHCCME/Publisher?page=pubOpen#/enduring
(Search for “Mighty” in the search feature to locate the webinar)
Presenter: Pat Purcell, MD, FAAP, KY AAP Chapter President
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– 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.”
Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children.Walt Disney
The KY AAP recently participated in an AAP grant funded project seeking to increase the reliable implementation of the NHLBI EPR-3 Asthma Guidelines in pediatric practices by providing access to Quality Improvement expertise and access to on demand data reporting using a population management based registry. Cross learning activities included face to face learning sessions; webinars and collaborative conference calls provide support and reinforcement of the project goals and activities. In addition, participating chapters nationally and practices receive quality improvement coaching from experienced QI professionals throughout all phases of the project. The Ohio, Alabama, Arizona and Arkansas and chapters most recently participated in this year-long learning collaborative and collected data from nearly 9000 patient encounters and 18,796 patient records. The Kentucky Chapter will participate in phase four of this project beginning November of 2014.
During the fourth phase of the collaborative, patient visits with “optimal asthma care” (a bundled measure that includes use of a standardized method to measure asthma control, a stepwise approach to treatment, provision of an asthma action plan, and provision or recommendation of a flu shot) increased from 44% to 82% during the project. All participating practices successfully uploaded their asthma populations to a registry to facilitate planning and analysis for key improvement activities such as the administration of flu shots. Participating physicians were also eligible to receive ABP Part 4 Maintenance of Certification.
HPV vaccination coverage in the US has stagnated, well below other adolescent vaccines. The AAP and CDC have partnered to offer AAP chapters the ability to promote the importance of HPV vaccination with members. Funding for the recent activities was provided by the AAP, through a cooperative agreement with the CDC. Through the partnership, the Kentucky has worked to promote vaccine education as well as quality improvement practice projects.