Continuing Learning with QI and NEW Digital Education-CME/MOC Part II Points from a Distance


Ohio AAP recently travelled the state virtually with regional trainings on the following topics:

  • Lead Prevention: Epidemiology, Medical Management and Resources
  • Atopic Dermatitis in Primary Care
  • Power of Play
  • Sentinel Injuries

You will find these activities and more on our Pediatric Education Center.

Please contact Elizabeth Dawson at with any questions you have regarding education.


  • Smoke Free Families Launching Wave 4 this fall to improve smoking cessation in pediatric offices

Available research suggests that smokers are at higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 outcomes and death, according to the World Health Organization. In a Q and A from late May, the WHO addresses several common questions around the relationship between smoking, e-cigarettes, and COVID-19. While research is still ongoing, the recommendations remain the same – stopping smoking is one of the most effective ways to improve lifelong health for parents and their families.

The Ohio AAP has addressed smoking cessation through the Smoke Free Families (SFF) Learning Collaborative over several waves, and the lessons learned will be used in Wave 4 to ensure practices can screen, discuss, and refer families of infants with smoke exposure as part of well-child visits. Wave 4 of SFF will offer practices a rolling start from September through December, and offers resources including access to the Ohio Quit Line for referrals, materials for families, and technical support from an Ohio AAP Practice Coach. Using an innovative screening tool, this project eliminates chart reviews for data collection and brings a practice coach to sites to assist with ensuring offices are fully supported. Participants will receive up to $1,000 in resources, including sleep sacks, books, and printed materials.

REGISTRATION is now open for Wave 4 of SFF! Contact Hayley Southworth to learn more at, or visit


  • Ohio AAP Atopic Dermatitis Regional Trainings and QI Project

The Ohio AAP’s newest quality improvement and regional education program will focus on improving the recognition, diagnosis, and management of atopic dermatitis (AD) in primary care settings. Trainings will offer 3 hours of CME/MOC Part 2 Credit, as well as resources for attendees. Training dates and locations include:

  • September 14 – Ann Arbor, MI (Kensington Hotel), 9am-12pm
  • September 17 – Cincinnati, OH (American Red Cross), 9 am-12 pm


Interested in upcoming QI project? One-year practice transformation program, with quality improvement coaching from a practice coach and guidance from the project team. 50 Points of MOC Part IV and 20 Points of MOC Part II credit will be available

  • Ohio AAP Lead Free Ohio Prevention Screening and Care

The Ohio AAP is bringing a quality improvement program to improve lead screening and management of lead poisoning to a location near you! The goal of the training and QI program is to educate about the gap in current lead testing and improve testing rates. Participants will receive 25 MOC IV points. The project will kick off in July 2020 and is a 6-month project.

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