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               July, 2012     

In This Issue
Legislative Update for 2012
Summary of Lead Testing Requirements
Pediatricians Suicide Prevention Survey
ConnectiCare starting to pay for lead screening
Save the Date! Yale Pediatric Update
Learning to Drive
Looking for Job Opening
Legislative Update for 2012
In the link below, you will see the work the Chapter has been involved with this year in addition to the Vaccine issue. 
If you have any questions about it, feel free to contact our office.
Jillian G. Wood
Executive Director
CT Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
104 Hungerford Street
Hartford, CT 06106
860-525-9738  Fax: 860-727-9863
Summary of Lead Testing Requirements

OLR Report 2012-R-0226 summarizes of the law's requirements for testing children for lead poisoning.


Please Click Link to read full Article:

Pediatricians Suicide Prevention Survey:
Dear Members of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics,

Suicide is a significant public health concern among children and adolescents today. Pediatricians are in a unique and important position to screen children and adolescents at risk for suicide. We are interested in learning more about pediatrician attitudes, practices, and barriers to working with children and adolescents reporting suicidal ideation. As such, we are conducting a survey among pediatricians affiliated with the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Our goal is to learn more about pediatrician attitudes, intervention practices, and barriers associated with working with children and adolescents reporting suicidal ideation to improve educational materials and intervention programs for identifying and managing children and adolescent at risk for suicide. Please note, if you are a pediatric subspecialty care provider or enrolled in a residency or fellowship program you may refrain from completing this survey.

The majority of items in this survey consist of multiple choice responses that should take less than 10 minutes to complete. The survey is supported by Survey Monkey software. You will not be asked to provide personal identifying information in this study. You will be asked to provide your gender, race/ethnicity, information on your residency training, and primary practice setting, but this information will only be used to describe the study sample and will not be linked to your survey responses. There will be no electronic link to your identity or e-mail address collected by the research team.

We hope the information obtained from this survey will be informative to children and adolescents, families, and pediatric providers as we strive to inform professional practices and enhance education efforts and training materials.

To participate in this study, please click on this link: 

We appreciate your interest in this project, and thank you in advance for your participation.



Kathryn Woods, Ph.D. 
Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow 
Connecticut Children's Medical Center 
ConnectiCare starting to pay for lead screening

ConnectiCare has made the necessary changes to the claim system so that, as of July 1, lead testing (CPT 83655) can be performed in an office location for primary care specialists (Internal Medicine, Family PracticeGeneral Practice and Pediatrics).   


Thanks to Doctor's Tom Binder, Hilda Slivka and Lisa Menillo for helping get this covered.

Save the Date!
10th Annual Yale Pediatric Update
November 9, 2012 

New Haven Lawn Club

Topics to include Dermatology, Immunology, Laws Pertaining to Adolescent Rights, Concussions, and ADHD

Mark it on your calendar!!


Learning to Drive
learning to drive

The CT Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics received a grant from the AAP National Office and The Allstate Foundation to introduce a new approach to providing anticipatory guidance to teens around safe driving. In collaboration with Connecticut Children's Medical Center's Injury Prevention Center, CT AAP has developed a Pediatric E-Network to deliver information to parents and teens in pediatric offices. Practices who elect to participate will receive two Android-based tablets equipped with a safe driving app. This app is interactive and takes under 5 minutes to complete. It provides parents and teens with basic information about the risks for teens posed by driving, an explanation of the law for teens, and tips for parents on how to go about teaching a teen to drive. Parents and teens will use the app in the waiting room or exam room depending on the practice. CT AAP will be able to track usage and determine whether parents and teens thought that the app was useful. Teens, parents, and others can sign up for text message alerts on the latest in teen driving by texting "drivesafe" to 313131 as part of this project. Interested pediatricians should contact Kevin Borrup at 860-545-9984 to arrange for a demonstration of the technology in your practice. For further information, go to

Looking for Job Opening

General Pediatrician with 5+ years post-residency experience

looking for any openings (ideally part time) in the Hartford area.


Please contact Jillian Wood for CV or further information. 

Jillian Wood
Executive Director

Tracey McDougall
Teleconference Coordinator

Yvette Moretti
Administrative Assistant

Judy Blei
Government Relations

104 Hungerford Street
Hartford, CT  06106 


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2012 Series
Upcoming Teleconferences


Wednesday, July 11th

Kids and Concussions

Dr. Imran Hafeez

Register Here 


Wednesday, July 18th

Auto Safety for Kids:

From Child Car Seats to Teen Drivers

Steven C. Rogers, MD, CPST

Kevin Borrup, JD, MPA

Karen Brock Gallo, MPH, CPST-I

Register Here