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May, 2015
10 Facts About Child Well-Being and Health in America

"Unhealthy children grow up to be unhealthy adults, poor health and low income go hand in hand, and both poverty and poor health make large demands on public coffers," according to the latest The Future of Children volume, a biannual series of papers co-published by Brookings and Princeton University. In the latest edition, "Policies to Promote Child Health," experts review "how effectively U.S. policies promote child health." Click here to read ten facts about child health gleaned from various articles in the volume. Click here for the complete version.


The Partnership to Prevent Obesity 

The Partnership to Prevent Obesity in Early Childhood Programs is pleased to present its first e-Bulletin.  As you know, obesity prevention starts at a very young age.  Through a partnership between the Department of Public Health, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and many other stakeholders, this e-bulletin and the new Web site will provide current resources, research and opportunities for preschool programs to become more physically active and provide a healthier eating environment. Please be sure to visit our Partnership to Prevent Obesity Web site and sign-up for the Partnership to Prevent Obesity e-Bulletin.


To learn more about the Partnership to Prevent Obesity in Early Childhood Programs, click here!


Innovative Outpatient Pediatric Diagnostic Error Quality Improvement Project Now Recruiting

Thousands of children are harmed each year by diagnostic errors. Pediatric clinics nationwide are invited to submit a recruitment application to participate in a first of its kind quality improvement project aimed at reducing pediatric diagnostic errors related to (1) missed elevated blood pressure, (2) missed (select) actionable labs and (3) missed opportunity to diagnose adolescent depression.  The AAP Practice Improvement Network (PIN) Reducing Diagnostic Errors in Primary Care Pediatrics, or Project RedDE!, is seeking clinic teams that have 30 well-visit encounters specifically with 11 year olds and above, as well as 30 well-visits with patients 3 years old and older per month.  The ability to query your EHR and/or billing system to pull charts for this 2 year project is helpful to team participation.  This project is being conducted by the Practice Improvement Network, part of the Quality Improvement Innovation Networks (QuIIN) at the American Academy of Pediatrics and is funded by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.


35 minute Recruitment Webinar

Full Project RedDE! Recruitment Materials

Practice Application PDF
Link to Practice Application


Contact Liz Rice-Conboy, Program Manager at ericeconboy@aap.org for more information, or follow this link to recruitment information and the application survey www.aap.org/quiin/pinprojects.   

Interested practices should send their applications by 

June 3, 2015

Medical Marijuana:

A Balanced Perspective

June 11th, 2015

New Haven Lawn Club

6pm to 9pm 

2hr CME credit - $85

Dinner will be served

(Sponsored by CTAAP


As providers of health care, we have special expertise in the care of children and adolescents. We may be called on to advise our patients and parents about the potential impact of marijuana on adolescents for advice as they consider the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

  • What is the policy of each of our organizations on legalizing marijuana for medical or non-medical purposes? 
  • What is currently known about the relationships of marijuana use with health and the developing brain?
  • What is the current legal status of adolescents' use of marijuana?
  • Does the legal status influence the degree of marijuana use by adolescents in the future?

Here is an opportunity to discuss these areas of concern with colleagues.  


Register Online


Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Life Span 2015


July 11-12

Boston Marriott Copley

110 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02116


This innovative, multidisciplinary conference delivers a comprehensive overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), from genetics to assessment to clinical care. The comprehensive agenda is organized into topic-specific modules, each involving short lectures, expert debate, and audience interactivity - and every module includes close-knit, interactive roundtable discussions that engage attendees and faculty in dialogue about treatment complexities and challenging clinical scenarios.

The faculty represents many top institutions across the US -- UCLA, MIT, MGH, Harvard, Nationwide Children's Hospital -- as well as Europe.


 Registration plus full agenda and faculty list


CTAAP members can register at a highly-discounted rate with code AAP for a discount of $100


2015 National Pediatric Disaster Coalition Conference                  


November 2-4, 2015

Camelback Inn Resort and Spa Scottsdale, Arizona 


The purpose of the NPDCC is to provide medical practitioners; clinical staff; hospital emergency management; other hospital representatives; prehospital providers; educators, school nurses and other school representatives; behavioral health providers; and faith-based organization representatives with tools, training, resources, and information to improve pediatric disaster preparedness. Speakers will examine a broad spectrum of pediatric disaster response, resilience, extended care, recovery, and coalition topics as gleaned from surviving Hurricane Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Joplin tornado, the Sandy Hook shooting, and more. Continuing Education Credits are available, and accommodations are available for access and functional needs populations.



Registration has started

(early bird registration is $485, regular registration begins July 1, 2015 at $585, and late registration begins October 1 at $685).  


For additional information, go to npdcconference.org.  

For questions, contact Deb Roepke at deb.roepke@coyotecrisis.org or 480.861.5722.


Download Flyer

Download Meeting Agenda 

2015 Breastfeeding Professional Survey
We are pleased to announce that the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), the Connecticut Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) & the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition (CBC) are partnering to conduct an assessment of current breastfeeding support practices available and to identify training needs across the state. We hope you will collaborate with us in this effort by completing the following survey. Please click here to access the survey.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this survey or planned activities, please contact Marilyn Lonczak at the DPH/CT WIC Program at 860-509-8261 or by email at marilyn.lonczak@ct.gov.

Physician Survey Regarding Newborn and Infant Hearing Screening
The Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics needs your help to improve services for infants and young children with hearing loss. Please take a few minutes to tell us about your feelings and experiences. Your responses are completely confidential and will be used to help support healthcare providers.

Your participation is greatly appreciated. Please contact Scott Schoem, MD: sschoem@connecticutchildrens.org if you have any concerns regarding this survey.

Jillian Wood
Executive Director

Yvette Moretti
Marketing & Communications Manager, Webinar Coordinator

Kathryn Senk
Office Manager

Judith Blei
Government Relations

104 Hungerford Street
Hartford CT 06106

In This Issue
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Anxiety Disorders & School Avoidance.
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Advertise Your Group's CME Programs to CTAAP Members

Take advantage of a great new opportunity to post your continuing medical education classes on CTAAP's website.  Please complete the Statewide Pediatric CME Form and send it to yvette.ctaap@gmail.com
Let us help you find the right person!! 

If you are a member of the CT American Academy of Pediatrics and you are looking for a position, or need someone to work for you, please let us know at the CT-AAP. We can send out job postings electronically to all CTAAP members and many CT Pediatric Practice Managers. Available postings for MD, DO, RN, APRN, office staff, etc...


This service is FREE to all our members. If you are not a member and would still like to use this service there is a $50 posting fee.


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