Quality Improvement Information

The commitment to quality improvement is implicit in the Academy’s mission of promoting the health and well-being of all children. Over the past decade, numerous reports have highlighted the growing concern from the public, government and purchasers about the growing gap in health-care quality – the difference between current health outcomes and those thought to be achievable using best practice models and clinical practice guidelines. The Academy has enhanced its range of programs, resources, and tools, as well as its relationship with external agencies and organizations to decrease the quality gap and provide optimal health care quality to all children.

Maintenance of Certification

For a list of Part IV Maintenance of Certification Projects offered by the Ohio AAP, click here.

Website Feedback Form

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the Ohio AAP’s new website that you would like to share, please fill out the form below.

Individuals who provide feedback will have their name entered into a drawing for a free ticket to next year’s Ohio AAP Foundation Summer Fundraiser (date/location TBD). To be eligible for the free ticket, individuals must attend at least one session of the Ohio AAP Annual Meeting.

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Safe Sleep Project Offers Free Part IV MOC

AAP_IPLC_Logo_SmallDespite the Back to Sleep Campaign, sleep related infant deaths are still a reality and occur frequently. More than three Ohio infants die each week due to improper sleeping arrangements. Sixty-six percent occur in infants who were sharing a sleep surface with another person and there is still significant racial disparity.  In Wave 2 of the Injury Prevention Learning Collaborative, you will: learn how to efficiently screen families for unsafe sleep practices; be provided with talking points for safe sleep and receive tools to screen for and discuss other injury risks.
Other benefits to participating in the Injury Prevention Learning Collaborative include:
  1. Participating pediatricians will receive 25 Part IV Maintenance of Certification credits as approved by the American Board of Pediatrics
  2. Each practice will receive $500 for participating
  3. Each practice will receive sleep sacks to offer families at early well child care visits
If you are interested in finding out more information about this project, please visit the Injury Prevention Project Page.

 

Also, mark your calendar to attend the day-long learning session in Columbus on Friday, October 18, 2013. At this learning session, you will be trained in the use of the screening tools that will be given to parents during well child visits, and the corresponding talking points for each section of the screening tool. Providers will also receive training in quality improvement methodology.