The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP) is pleased to announce a number of major improvements to our website (OhioAAP.org) to better serve our members and visitors. The Ohio AAP staff took into account information from the membership survey completed by many members in Fall 2016, along with data from the website analytics, to ensure the website is easy to navigate and offers the information and education our members and visitors need.
Improved Main Menu
The most noticeable change to the website is the main menu. Website visitors will notice the Chapter’s wealth of programs, education, resources, events and more — all now listed by “Child Health Priority Areas.”
The 2016 membership survey and headlines in 2017 showed that members consider advocacy information of primary importance. The Chapter created an entire “advocacy” section of the website to meet this important need for our membership, which includes the activities of the advocacy pillar, how to sign up for the Peds on Call advocacy group, tips on becoming a “Tweetatrician,” and more.
NEW: Pediatric Education Center
The Chapter Board and staff were especially excited to reveal the new “Pediatric Education Center.” This is a collection of education provided by the Chapter, organized by category, author(s) and type of credit.
This site contains years of education, all available in a searchable format. Archived items are also included and new items will be added as they become available.
NEW: Good4Growth Parent Resource Page
The Ohio AAP is also excited to unveil the new Good4Growth Parent Resource Page. This page is packed with trusted, helpful information on a wealth of child health topics and is provided through a partnership with the Cardinal Health Foundation.
The team at the Ohio AAP worked to compile current and historical resources created for the Chapter programs and members, determine whether they were still valid, and then built a website to house all of the information.
Resources are offered by age group along with some additional special topics including parent videos and sports-related information.
Upgraded Ohio AAP Program Pages
Website analytics and feedback from members also helped in the design of new pages for the Ohio AAP quality improvement programs. The Chapter created a new page design to provide information on the program in a concise but complete manner.
The pages include important numbers, a timeline of the program, along with updates on recruitment and other opportunities to get involved.
If you have any questions about the website upgrades, please contact Melanie Farkas.