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Dear Friends,

We are excited to introduce the AAP Check Up's new look. We hope you find the navigation between our email's and our website helpful and convenient. 

We'd also like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season and Best Wishes for the New Year!

From the CTAAP Staff,
Jill, Tracey, Yvette and Kathryn

AAP National Committee Seeks New Members

The AAP Board of Directors is soliciting nominations to fill AAP national committee member vacancies for terms beginning July 1, 2013 in the following areas:



Development - Districts IV and V 

Early Childhood

Federal Government Affairs/Access to Care Subcommittee

Fetus and Newborn 


Infectious Disease 

Medical Liability and Risk Management

Membership - Districts I and II 

Native American Child Health

Pediatric AIDS 

Pediatric Education

Pediatric Research 

Pediatric Workforce

Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health 


CTAAP strongly encourages members to consider participation in these important committees.  


Appointments are made on the basis of knowledge, expertise, and the documented needs of the committee. 


The nomination deadline is February 25, 2013. 


For more information go to My AAP website or open this link

Cyndy Rouse - 1-800-433-9016 x7938 or

Vaccine Hassle Factor Form

CTAAP is seeking feedback from pediatric practices on the implementation of the Connecticut Vaccine Program (CVP), the state's new vaccine ordering process.


Toward that end, we have developed a Vaccine Hassle Factor Form to allow practices to provide us with feedback on this new process.  We are looking for suggestions for improvement as well as successes.  


We hope to identify areas for improvement and to use this information to provide DPH with suggestions for improvement. 


This is your chance to let CTAAP know how the program is working for you and your office. 


The Vaccine Hassle Factor Form is available in an electronic fillable form that you can email or fax back to CTAAP or at where you can submit it on-line. 

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Post-Graduate Fellowship Program

2013-2014 UMass Boston Infant-Parent Mental Health Post-Graduate Certificate Program


This 15-month program meets once per month for a long weekend (Friday-Sunday) in Napa, California in the months of January-November 2013, and in January & April 2014 (13 weekends in Napa). The faculty include leaders in the infant-parent & early childhood mental health field from the U.S. and abroad. Fellows have come from 16 different states, from Alaska to North Carolina & Wyoming to New Mexico, Hawaii to Wisconsin, and from abroad.  The program receives and review applications on a rolling basis until a class of 30 fellows has been seated.


2013 - 2014 Application Packet 


Questions - Dr. Kristie Brandt - (707)227-8900

ICD-10-CM Help Avalible

National AAP has a number of resources available for members as they prepare for the October 1, 2014 ICD-10-CM implementation date:


AAP Publications

Two new publications

* Pediatric Code Crosswalk ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM
* Principles of Pediatric ICD-10-CM Coding
Click here for more information.

Monthly coding newsletter that includes a new "Transitioning to 10" column. 

Click here to read the newsletter. 


AAP Pediatric Coding Webinars

Visit our archived webinar on ICD-10-CM or

join our live ICD-10-CM webinar in June 2013. Click here to learn more.


Questions - Linda Walsh, American Academy of Pediatrics -  

800/433-9016 extension 7931

Mobile Apps Recording Available

CTAAP recently offered a webinar program that explored how technology can help save practitioners time and money.  The program reviewed a new mobile app that allows patients to submit images (photo and video) along with symptoms to pediatricians for their review.  Practitioners are able to control when, where, how and how often they respond to these requests.


Click here and scroll down to prior events to view this webinar. 

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CATCH in Connecticut

It has been a great year for Communicty Access to Child Health (CATCH) in Connecticut!  


CATCH is a special AAP grant program that funds community-based healthcare projects initiated by AAP members.  


There have been many innovative proposals each cycle and Connecticut has been lucky to have recently received four grants including two for residents.  Great work!


2012 Resident Grant (cycle 2)

Heidi Andersen, MD and Vidya Anegundi, MD  

"Making Connections for a Healthier Hartford"


2013 Planning Grant

Berett Shaps, MD, FAAP

"Keep Kids Fit"


Rob Dudley, MD, MEd, FAAP and Karen Veith, APRN
"Improving SBHC and Medical Home Care Coordination"


2013 Resident Grant (cycle 1)

Rachel Osborn, MD

"West River Health Ambassadors Program"

The next cycle for CATCH Planning, Implementation, and Resident Grants is now open.  Submissions are due January 31st, 2013.  Please see for details! for details.


Jillian Wood
Executive Director

Tracey McDougall
Teleconference Coordinator

Yvette Moretti
Administrative Assistant

Judy Blei
Government Relations

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Hartford, CT  06106
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