Put Me in Coach: Ohio AAP Holds the Playbook for Practice Transformation

Fall 2019 brings new and returning programs for Ohio AAP members, with opportunities to earn a variety of MOC Part IV programs with proven longitudinal results and resources for use with families in practice. Learn more about these program opportunities below or by clicking here.

  • Smoke Free Families Learning Collaborative – Ohio AAP is committed to tackling the harmful effects of tobacco in our Smoke Free Families Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative; including tobacco cessation for parents, new resources for vaping prevention, sleep sacks, books and MOC IV credit. Transform your practice with NO data entry and impact modifiable risk factors to promote long-term health and reduce infant mortality risk for your patients. Contact Hayley Southworth, MS, at hsouthworth@ohioaap.org or 614-846-6258.
  • Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime – The Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime Program provides healthy weight, activity and nutrition education focused on birth to five year olds. Practice coaching places an emphasis on patient/physician interaction to promote culturally diverse and compassionate care. Pediatricians who participated in this program nearly tripled frequency of goal setting with families when an obesity risk factor was present. Contact Renee Dickman, MS at rdickman@ohioaap.org or 614-846-6258.
  • Store It Safe Learning Collaborative – Less than 20% of pediatric providers regularly discuss firearm safety with patients. The Store It Safe Firearm Safety Learning Collaborative launches this fall to engage practices in a facilitated QI project, providing education and tools for improved pediatrician discussions of firearm safety and storage with families of two to five year-olds. Resources include training, handouts, data evaluation and lock boxes at select practices. Contact Hayley Southworth, MS, at hsouthworth@ohioaap.org or 614-846-6258.
  • Preschool Vision Screening QI Learning Collaborative The chief complaint of providers who are not administering vision screening to patients ages three to six is lack of reimbursement. The Preschool Vision Screening QI project is designed to help Medicaid primary health care practice sites improve vision screening practices, reduce disparities in receipt of preventive vision services, and guide uniform best practices in children’s vision and eye health. This Learning Collaborative with in-person visits and hands-on coaching from QI staff, provides 25 MOC IV Points. Contact: Kristen Fluitt, MS at kfluitt@ohioaap.org, 614-846-6258.
  • Lead Screening Quality Improvement Program Only 40% of Ohio’s Medicaid children receive the two required lead screenings. Thousands of Ohio’s children have elevated blood lead levels that require public health involvement. The Lead screening QI Program is a partnership with the Ohio Department of Health to develop and implement a comprehensive lead testing program for Ohio’s pediatricians. Contact Renee Dickman, MS at rdickman@ohioaap.org or 614-846-6258.

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